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Medicine Moon Run

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

Description:
The Medicine Moon is an annual 1/2 Marathon that takes place on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, ND during the month of August [traditionally known as the time when our medicine is ripe]. It is sponsored by a small local committee, Balanced Living in Native Communities [BLINC] that was formed in 2009 to promote healthy living in our community. The committee was formed based on their common interest in living life in a balanced way- spiritually, culturally, psychologically, and physically. All of the committee members have past experience with running marathons or organizing wellness events.

Age Group(s):
Toddlers, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):
Community

Health Indicator(s):
Physical Activity

Service Area:
Aberdeen

Keyword(s):
Physical activity

URL: http://workgroups.ihs.gov/sites/abr/ipc/Shared20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Overall Cost: $2,500.00

Name: Janelle Trottier
Site or Location Name: Aberdeen Area I.H.S.
Address:
115 4th Ave. SE. Rm 309
Aberdeen, SD 57401
United States
Email: janelle.trottier@ihs.gov
Phone: 605-226-7474

Primary Contact Name: Janelle Trottier
Site or Location Name: Aberdeen Area I.H.S.
Address:
P.O. Box 160
Belcourt, ND 58316
United States
Email: tami.jollie-trottier@ihs.gov
Phone: [701] 477-8658