Walk & Wag for One Health
Time & Location
About the Event
LOHA is excited to announce and invite you to the 1st annual "Walk & Wag for One Health" 3K Fun Run. The event will take place at The Grove at Heritage Square in Sulphur, LA on November 2, 2019 in support of the International One Health Day. The 3K will be open to both humans and their dogs to celebrate One Health Day! It is an effort to highlight the human/animal bond and to raise awareness of One Health- the interrelationship of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health. Sulphur Animal Control will be present to provide dogs for people that would like to walk a dog but don’t have one for the 3K. In addition to the 3K fun run, the day will be filled with a variety of ways to celebrate the human & animal bond and learn about One Health issues we share.
After the Walk and Wag 3K, participants will have the option to visit the Kids Zone, Dog Zone, and Educational Zone. The Kids Zone will include an inflatable bounce house, animal face painting, a petting area, and a variety of other fun activities. The Dog Zone will include a Smooch Your Pooch photo booth for fun pictures with your dog, best dog trick contest, and best dog costume contest. Sulphur Animal Control will also have dogs available for adoption that day as well. The Education Zone will cover a variety of One Health topics presented by local veterinarians and public health advocates. Some of the projected topics that will be covered are common animal infections that can make the jump to humans, the importance of flea and tick prevention for animals to deter the spread of disease, effective tick removal, ways to prevent the spread of mosquito borne disease (presented by CPPJ Mosquito Control), flu vaccines and information about vaccines (presented by the LDH), CPR demonstrations, among other One Health topics. Quizzes from the educational zone will be submitted for door prize drawings. Lunch will be available for purchase of $7 and will include a Burger, Chips, and a Drink. Additionally, we are excited about the live scene that will be painted by local artist Hannah Wyninger which will later be unveiled at the signing of a Gubernatorial Proclamation declaring November 2019 as One Health Month in Louisiana.
We encourage you to take pictures that day and tag them using #OneHealthDay , #WalkandWag, and #LOHA hashtags to help us raise awareness and show your support! All proceeds will go to continuing to raise public awareness and education of One Health issues in our community as well as The Bartonella Project at NCSU.