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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Dennis Banks, who is leading the Longest Walk 3 - Reversing Diabetes was given the "key to the city" of North Myrtle Beach on Friday, South Carolina making him an honorary citizen.
Long Walkers in Myrtle Beach
The Long Walkers were in Myrtle Beach on their way to Washington DC to conclude the five and half month long journey across America to bring awareness to the ill effects of diabetes among American Indians.
The Long Walkers held a prayer circle at the Atlantic Ocean in Myrtle Beach. Banks talked about the importance of working hard to eradicate poor eating habits among American Indians to reduce the likelihood of being afflicted with diabetes.
The Waccamaw Indian Tribe, based in Aynor, South Carolina, welcomed the Long Walkers in North Myrtle Beach.
“If all of us (meaning all Americans of every ethnic group) grab onto this road, we can move diabetes into oblivion”
Commented Chief Harold "Buster" Hatcher of the Waccamaw Tribe.
The Long Walkers are heading into North Carolina today.
The Longest Walk 3 - Reversing Diabetes will conclude with a Diabetes Summit held on July 5 -7 at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, near Dulles International Airport.
posted June 25, 2011 1:00 pm et
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