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A Tu Salud Walk at NMSU Features Music, Health Fair, Prizes

LAS CRUCES - A Tu Salud, a walk to your health, will be held Sept. 23 on the New Mexico State University campus.

"The one-and-a-half mile walk will be the final event of a year-long health awareness project that was made possible by a grant funded in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control," said Wanda Morgan, associate professor of human nutrition and food science and project adviser.

Activities at the free public walk include mariachi music, a Jazzercize warm-up, and a health fair conducted by NMSU's Health Center. Walkers also will be eligible to win several prizes, including a mountain bike, nutritional assessments, gift certificates from bike shops, and more. The first 200 registrants will receive a $5 gift certificate from Island Juice for a smoothie and a wrap.

"The walk is being held in conjunction with Walk, Doņa Ana, Walk," she said. "They will be contributing banners, registration assistance, T-shirts, water, and fruit."

A Tu Salud will begin at 8 a.m. at the duck pond located behind the Education Services Building. The walk is open to the public. There is no registration fee.

For more information on the walk, call (505) 646-3936 or contact Morgan at (505) 646 1180.