Curtis D. Sharp
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GuideStone sponsors walk for wellness at SBC in San Antonio

April 18, 2007

DALLAS — GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention is sponsoring its annual Wellness Walk/Run during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

SBC messengers and their families, as well as Southern Baptist churches in the San Antonio area, are invited to join GuideStone for the walk at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at the Alamo Street entrance to HemisFair Park. The park is adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and within walking distance from most hotels in the Riverwalk area. The first 500 registered walkers to stop by the Wellness Walk booth at the convention center will receive a free t-shirt.

"The purpose of the Wellness Walk is to demonstrate GuideStone’s ongoing commitment to wellness,” said GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins. “Walking is a great form of physical activity, and almost anyone can participate.”

The body is “the temple of the Holy Spirit,” Hawkins continued, “and we have a stewardship of this physical gift from God. It is our desire to continue to raise the standard high and call upon our Southern Baptist friends to get serious about their personal wellness and begin to make right choices leading to healthier lifestyles.”

Warm-up for the San Antonio walk will begin on Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. There will be a one-mile and 5K course for both runners and walkers. Start times will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will be staggered for runners and walkers. Healthful refreshments will be served to all participants at the end of the walk.

Interested individuals can register online now or by calling 1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433). Registered walkers can pick up their bib numbers at the Wellness Walk booth at the convention center. The booth will be located near the convention registration area on Sunday, June 10, and at the GuideStone Wellness Center on the exhibit floor on Monday, June 11. The first 500 registered walkers (age 10 and older) to pick up their bib numbers will receive a free t-shirt.



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