*Black BeautyShop Health Foundation Announces 2nd Annual Beauty-n-Motion Walk 4 Wellness Health and Beauty Expo Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at the Baldwin Hills Mall Center Court located at 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008.
Now in its second year, Beauty-N-Motion Walk 4 Wellness has grown nationally reaching thousands of African American Women in the Cities of Richmond, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia.
Meet Sheryl Lee Ralph, the National Ambassador for Black BeautyShop Health Foundation at the event!
The 2017 wellness fair and walk continues in Los Angeles, Ca. after leaving Richmond, Virginia and includes a Farmers Market where attendees can receive coupons to shop and healthy food demonstrations. In addition, there are Fitness Classes, Health Screenings, Massages and more. The Walk 4 Wellness is a 1 mile or 3-mile (at your own pace) course and its opened to all ages. The entire event is free to attend and to walk. There are donation options where participants will receive t-shirts and giftbags.
Don’t want to to Walk then come out and Cheer Us On, enjoy the Expo! Meet & Greet Ambassador Sheryl Lee Ralph, National Ambassador – Black BeautyShop Health Foundation.
In addition, there are live performances by Soul Artist Makeda (lead singer for Rose Royce).
Beauty-n-Motion Walk 4 Wellness is produced by Black BeautyShop Health Foundation, a National grassroots organization that seeks to train and provide ongoing support to participating salons, their clients and surrounding neighborhoods. The goal is to bridge the gap in health disparities within communities across the country concerning African American women and their families.
The mission is to work with community stakeholders to empower Women of Color to take an active role in their total health by understanding and being responsive to their immediate health care needs through education, screenings and promoting healthy living strategies in Black owned beauty shops.
“Women are the health CEO of the family,” said Margo LaDrew, Executive Director and Founder of the Black BeautyShop Health Foundation. “Given that black women visit the salon an average of 2.5 times a month, the beauty shop is an ideal place to educate women and equip them with practical tools for improving their family’s health.”
Beauty salons, health organizations, women, teens, men, businesses, nonprofits are invited to participate by creating a team to fun walk, joining a team, becoming a vendor, sponsoring the event or teams or donating items for gift bags or donate funds.
Beauty-n-Motion Walk 4 Wellness is sponsored by: Anthem HealthKeepers, CareMore, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, KJLH, Blue Shield of CA, Crenshaw Farmers Market, Kinetic Studios, and The Diva Foundation. Social Media Partners include: BlackNLA, Suite Events, the Loop 411, and KRPR Media.
Founder Margo LaDrew, is an expert at the intersection of beauty and health for African American women. Her Sales & Marketing Company, Wade & Associates Group has represented major beauty brands such as Dark & Lovely, Johnson Products, Let’s Jam, Bronner Brothers and other leading hair care brands for black women and men. Additionally, Ms. LaDrew spent more than four years with the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program.
Under that organization’s banner, she assisted the founder in developing, launching and implementing all programs, coordinated the national tours and also produced the African American Men’s Health & Empowerment Summits. All told, Ms. LaDrew helped to deliver health screenings, resources and health education to more than 25,000 men in 26 cities before stepping down in June 2011. She has served as the National Board of the National Council of Negro Women and Optical Transitions Cultural Connections Diversity Board.
The Black BeautyShop Health Foundation is a 501c3 organization established to empower African American women with knowledge to choose healthier lifestyles. At the heart of the Foundation is an appreciation for Black women’s interest in beauty and for the unique role beauty shops play in Black culture – as trusted places where women exchange information and set cultural norms, including those related to health behaviors.
The Foundation produces a Beauty N Black Wellness Tour, Shopping 4 A Cause and will be publishing the Black BeautyShop Wellness Magazine (www.blackbeautyshop.org), an online health and beauty resource. Nationally, the Foundation has worked with the American Diabetes Association . AIDS Healthcare Foundation and The DIVA Foundation.