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Written by Keel Russell

OMG! Goldson Spine’s 5K Was A Success!

OMG!!! What a complete success! Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center has recently enjoyed our second annual Dr. Fidel S. Goldson Sr. 5k Health and Wellness Expo.! This event took a lot of time and energy out of the Goldson team and because of that we are getting rave reviews! We just want to extend a very strong heart-felt thank you to everyone who helped put it together and those who participated in the run.

Our 5K Health and Wellness Expo was the brainchild of Dr. Goldson Jr. after the loss of his father. He fondly remembered how much he enjoyed doing 5K’s with his dad, and how much his father loved educating the community on physical fitness and health.

He decided to put together a health expo and 5k run to teach our community about the importance of natural health and improving the quality of life.

We held our first annual 5k health and wellness expo at Lauderhill Sports Complex which was an overwhelming success with an amazing turn out! This year we partnered with the City of Miami Gardens and Cox Media Group to host our second annual event at Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex which is located in Miami Gardens. The route took us down 199th street to Sun Life Stadium (formerly known as Joe Robbie stadium) and back to Betty T. It was so beautiful that we couldn’t help but call it “The Run in the Gardens”!

This event had an awesome turn out; all guests including staff and volunteers had a wonderful time! There were many vendors available to give out helpful advice from staying fit and healthy to financial wealth. We also had Donna’s Caribbean Restaurant food truck come out with their delicious island food. For the kids we had an enormous bounce house and a rock climbing wall to keep them busy while their parents participated in all our other activities.

There were Zumba and kickboxing instructors to help everyone warm up for the run and also to keep their heart rate pumping after they finished the 5k. We are really proud to say that we had Dillard High School step team come out and put on a fantastic show! Let’s not forget Ms. Holloway and the older ladies who showed us just what they could do with their line dance. They did an excellent job and we wish them the best! Near the end we all gathered together to the “Wobble” a famous urban shuffle. Altogether we really had a joyous time!

To all the people that supported us and helped put together Dr. Fidel S. Goldson Sr. 5k Health and Wellness Expo “you are greatly appreciated.” Words cannot express how thankful we are for everything that was done to make this 5k a special one! Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center is proud to announce that we were able to raise over 6,000 dollars in scholarship money to donate to Miami Carol City High School and Kingston College! As we continue to grow and share the legacy of our founder Dr. Fidel S. Goldson Sr. every year our event will be bigger and better.

A big shout out to all our sponsors, Comprehensive Spine Center, Victoria Mutual, Grace Funeral Home, Donna’s Caribbean Restaurant, WAVS 1170 radio, Print King, Cameron Law Group, Cox Media Group, KC Old Boys Association, H & M Health Care, Walmart, and Humana. Your support was vital to creating a very special day. To our amazing dedicated patients, supporters, vendors, runners, volunteers, and all who participated in our annual Dr. Fidel S. Goldson Sr. 5k Run in the Gardens, we give you our deepest thank you! Thank you for all you’ve done, you are all greatly appreciated! See you next year on Saturday, February 20th, 2016.

– By Felicia Mowatt

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