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Walkathon Raises Awareness of Health and Hunger

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Walkers hit the pavement for a good cause.
RALEIGH — Step by step and mile by mile, walkers hit the pavement Saturday for theNational walkathon for health and hunger.

Walking is good for your health, but many walking warriors went the extramile to stomp out hunger.

Jermaine Hicks came out Saturday. He says "we're out to raise money forpeople that are hungry and the disadvantaged."

The walkathon included the old and the young. It was a family affair forhealth. Nine-year-old Meredith Smith has learned the value of walking.

It's for healthy bodies and stuff like that so you can get healthier.

One little boy, Clayton, was too young to get on the walking trail but hewent along for the ride to cheer everyone on. Dudley Flood saysSaturday's walk will help people realize that good health begins with goodfood and good exercise.

"We want to set an example for the youth that walking isn't just for theold folks," Flood explains. "It's a beneficial activity and one that webadly need."

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