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Oklahoma health and fitness briefs for Tuesday, April 15, 2013.
Published: April 16, 2013


Hemophilia walk is planned

A 1.5-mile Oklahoma Hemophilia Walk begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at South Lakes Park. The walk is sponsored by The Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation in conjunction with the National Hemophilia foundation.

In support of the walk, St. Mary's Episcopal School in Edmond is having its annual Spirit Week. This year, all money raised during spirit week events will go to support The Oklahoma Hemophilia Walk team of second-grader Evan Smith and his team “Evan's Entourage.”

Evan, 7, has severe hemophilia A — meaning his body has almost none of a vital component that helps his blood to clot after an injury. This will be the third year St. Mary's has committed to Evan's team and the hemophilia foundation.

Registration for the walk is free and begins at 9:30 a.m. Family activities are planned for before and after the walk. For more information or to register or donate online, go to and click on the OHF Benefit Walk tab.

Sexual assault awareness

YWCA will host 2-Minute 5k

Research shows someone becomes a victim of sexual assault every two minutes. April is Assault Awareness month and Saturday, YWCA Oklahoma City is hosting its 5th annual 2-Minute 5k at Stars and Stripes Park at Lake Hefner. The event aims to prevent future assaults by raising awareness in Oklahoma communities. All proceeds will go toward YWCA's programs to help victims of sexual assault.

Online registration is open until 5 p.m. Thursday at Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children participating in the Kiddie K one-kilometer race. Registration can also be completed on the day of the event beginning at 8 a.m. and will cost $30 for adults or $15 for children.

Documentary screening

Film focuses on assisted suicide

The 15th annual Documentary Film Series at Oklahoma City University will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday with Peter Richardson's “How to Die in Oregon.”

All screenings in the series are free and will be in the Moot Court Room in Sarkeys Law Center, NW 23 and Kentucky Avenue.

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