Successful Second Annual LEAP Event in Coatesville – Daily Local

COATESVILLE — LEAP (Leadership and Empowerment for Access to the Program) hosted the 2nd Annual Community Empowerment Run at Abdullah Park in Coatesville on Saturday, May 11th, with more than 80 participants.

Jermaine Thomas, a founding member of LEAP, said the event would provide community members with the opportunity to improve their physical and mental health. The annual run began with an inspiring drill performance by Coatesville Diamond Diva. Local trainers Rob Brown, John Williams, Sky Williams, and Cary Wallace then led participants in a warm-up and stretching routine before the walking / jogging / running step-off.

This year’s empowerment run also included a health fair led by Chesco’s minority nurse educator Abigail McNeil. Abigail is a pen medical nurse awarded for a pen medical care grant that helped fund the event. Other vendors included the Coatesville Youth Initiative (CYI), YMCA Brandywine Branch, Arts Holding Hands and Hearts (AHHAH), ChesPenn HealthServices, Evolve Individual Services, and ChesterCounty Hospital. Volunteer minority nurse educators provided blood pressure screening and health education. A local company politely donated a gift basket drawn at the end of the event.

“We’re all about collaboration. Working with LEAP is a great way to raise awareness of programs that improve the health and well-being of Coatesville residents,” said Michele, director of community health and wellness at Chester County Hospital. Francis says.

LEAP is a Coatesville-based initiative whose mission is to improve access to community health care, wellness and educational services.

Successful Second Annual LEAP Event in Coatesville – Daily Local

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