The African American Wellness Walk was established to provide a mechanism whereby African-American men, women and children can actively begin to take charge of their health, destiny and well-being through health awareness and prevention. The African American Wellness Walk event provides health information, education, free health screenings and promotes physical activity to reduce health complications. It serves as a community resource linking people to health services and wellness programs within Montgomery County. It is a fun-filled festive event the entire family can enjoy and is a great way to take the first steps to creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself and your family. Activities are geared toward early detection and maintenance approaches to chronic disease prevention. All proceeds benefit Mahogany's Child, a program for underserved African American men and women to help educate them about healthy behaviors and emphasize the importance of early detection of disease. The event is free and open to the public.