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Guest Column: Miss Navajo 5K Monster Dash a success

Miss Navajo Nation 2014-2015 McKeon Dempsey

By McKeon Dempsey
Miss Navajo Nation 2014-2015

Yá’át’ééh shik’é’ dóó shidiné’é, shihastó’, shizáanii. McKeon K. Dempsey dashijin’. çdoone’é ’g’’ é’ Kiiya’áanii Dine’é nishl’ dóó Tsédeeshgiizhnii Dine’é bash’shch’’n. çádóó Tód’ch’’i’nii Dine’é é’ dashicheii dóó Biih Bitoodnii Dine’é é’ dahshinál’. çkwót’áo Diné asdzán’ nishli. Naabeeho Bich’eeke’ 2014-2015 nishlí.

Miss Navajo Nation’s 5K Monster Dash Fun Run held Oct. 25 at Oak Springs Chapter House was a success. I would like to thank the surrounding communities for coming out to Oak Springs and supporting the message of health and wellness.

I appreciate the Ninja Turtles, Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf, Batman, Caveman, Power Ranger, and all who dressed up for the run. I held this fun run as part of supporting our Navajo Nation’s fight against illness and diabetes. Our health is very important and I wanted to encourage others to maintain a healthy lifestyle in eating right, exercising and sharing the message.

Each one of our health care needs is unique, but in our communities I enjoy that we can come together to make a difference.

I would also like to thank the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project for sponsoring the fun run and the following donors: Senator Carlyle Begay, Navajo Nation Shopping Centers, Navajo Nation Department of Behavioral Health, Navajo Arts and Crafts, St. Michaels Association for Special Education, and Oak Springs Chapter House.


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