The Longest Walk 3 (Reversing
Feb 14 - July
Condensed by Native Village
From February 14 - July 8, 2011, the Long Walk 3
will take place across America. The 5,000+ mile walk is to raise
awareness of diabetes, which is at epidemic levels across America.
Hardest hit are Native Americans.
The Long Walkers will leave
La Jolla, California on February 14, 2011
(Valentine's Day - Heart Day) and arrive in Washington DC on July
8th. Walkers will split into two routes: North and South.
way, they will hold community talks about reversing diabetes and
heart disease through diet and exercise.
The walkers will also launch a CLEAN UP MOTHER
EARTH campaign by picking up trash along both routes. This
task is a global, grassroots effort to promote harmony with
our delicate environment.
Feb 14 - Mar 4
Mar 4 - Mar 14
Mar 14 - Mar 30
Mar 30 - Apr 14
Apr 14 - Apr 28
Apr 28 - May 8
May 8 - May 22
May 22 - June 1
June 1 - June 12
June 12 - June 22
June 22 - June 30
June 30 - July 8
Feb 14 - Feb 24
Feb 24 - March 16
March 16 - April 6
April 6 - April 8
April 8 - April 28
April 28 - May 1
May 1 - May 17
May 17 - May 20
May 20 - May 22
May 22 - June 12
June 12 - June 19
June 19 - June 25
June 25 - July 2
July 2 - July 8
Walkers will have a break from May 11 - 17 to
travel back home or help the communities in that state.
A Link Run will be held from Rapid City, South Dakota, to meet
walkers in Oklahoma. For more info on this, please contact Tokala
Banks through one of our National Coordinators.
Each day the walkers will cover 15 - 25 miles. Runners will run
50 - 100 miles. There is a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY on DRUGS/ALCOHOL.
Diabetics are also invited to participate. (Letter
Nutritional experts will be present to monitor
each walker's daily progress. Glucose readings will be taken, then
discussed with medical experts who will also assist in the forums.
Each diabetic will pledge a daily walking distance. Medical
professionals will monitor blood pressure, glucose readings, and
temperatures every 10 - 15 minute during severely hot or cold days.
You may be asked to curtail your walking.
Walkers with wheelchairs are welcomed and encouraged to join.
The Longest Walk needs
local event planners, volunteers, supporters, and musicians to
play benefit concerts along the route. If you are interested please
The Longest Walk 3/Reversing Diabetes 2011
President, Dennis Banks Co.