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Updated: 08/10/2017 08:30:01AM

Health Department hosts awareness walk

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PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Beautiful Lake Katherine was the site for the Breast Feeding Awareness Walk.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Volunteers from Florida Health prepare tables with information and giveaways for expectant mothers.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

The WIC Healthy Start, Communicable Disease and

Administrative staff from the Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County pose for a photo before the start of the event.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Amy Wuthrich, Senior Community Health Nurse with Healthy Start and the Primary Care Clinic of the Florida Department of Health, and Assistant DOH Director Pennie Pringle helped coordinate the event.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Angelique Waltimyer, Clinical Director for the OB Unit at DeSoto Memorial Hospital, provided information and other resources to mothers and expectant mothers during the event.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

Early visitors line up to receive a variety of free information and other giveaways.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

A mountain of information was available to anyone interested during last week's event.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

These walkers finish up their one-third mile stroll around Lake Katherine to help support breast feeding awareness.

PHOTOS BY JIMMY PETERS

A special gift was given to each woman who completed her walk.

by Jimmy Peters

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It was a beautiful morning in Arcadia for a walk around Lake Katherine to bring attention to World Breastfeeding Month. The event was sponsored by the Florida Department of Health in conjunction with the Women, Infants and Children program, which is provided by the federal government through the Department of Agriculture.

Pam Crain, Public Information Officer for the Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County, commented, “Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to feed an infant and a child,” she said. “Thats why breastfeeding awareness is one of the initiatives that we support.”

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