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CPHHS’ Portland Extension office to host ‘Health Extension Run’ event Aug. 28


Photo courtesy Tyler Roemer, TylerRoemer.com.

The Oregon State University Portland Metro Area Extension office will hold a celebration from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, to welcome brothers and health activists Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby to the Portland area.

The Godby brothers are students at Oregon State University who are running 1,675 miles around the state this summer to inspire Oregonians to live a healthier lifestyle. The Godbys, who are from the Portland area (Jeremiah Godby graduated from Cleveland High School in 2011), departed Corvallis in early July. They are scheduled to run from Multnomah Falls to the Portland area on Aug. 28.

The “Health Extension Run 2014,” was designed to educate community residents about the role the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences and OSU Extension Service offices in each county play in building healthy communities. The run coincides with the recent accreditation of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

The Metro Area Extension office open house and welcome celebration will include prizes and giveaways; opportunities to ride the “milling bike,” a stationary bicycle designed by OSU engineering students to grind grain; and taste-test couscous salad and bulgur pilaf recipes; as well as other family activities.

Bob’s Red Mill is co-hosting the event and company founder Bob Moore and members of the company’s leadership team are expected to attend. The extension office is also the site of OSU’s Moore Family Center Outreach Office and is the new location of Portland Metro Area 4-H.

Oregon State University alumni, Portland area 4-H members and their families and members of the public are invited to attend. Members of the media are welcome.

To learn more about the Godbys’ run, visit the run website here.

The extension office is located at 5444-B SE International Way, Portland.