Page 4 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - August 2017
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Rider conquers the STP events

Chehalis tribal DR. BEHRE
member Sheilah FOOT CLINIC
Bray completes 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 29,
grueling bike trip Sept. 19: The
The annual Seattle to Chehalis tribal members Sheilah Bray, from left, her nephew Charlie Wellness Center has
Portland extravaganza is a one- Latch III and her brother Charles Latch all took part in the annual a podiatrist available
or two-day supported bicycle Seattle to Portland bike ride. Sheila completed the 200-mile journey. for all foot care needs.
ride from Seattle to Portland.
Her advice for those seeking have a great family who assisted MONTHLY LUNCH
The STP “is considered one to brave the STP is to practice. me along the path to the final AND LEARN
of the 10 biggest recreational Her brother worked hard and destination at Holiday Park Noon-1 p.m. Oct. 18:
bicycle rides in the country, made it to the halfway point at in Portland. After a hard day In the PT Room of
drawing riders from across the Centralia College. Her nephew of riding, they would pick me the Wellness Center.
nation and from other nations.” Charlie made it to Auburn, an up and transport me to their
accomplishment for someone homes for some much-needed DIABETES
One of our own tribal who only recently learned to food, shower and rest. Their WELLNESS CLINIC
members has been participating ride a bicycle. help make me very thankful 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
in the event for five years. and grateful for all the family Sept. 14: Patients
Sheilah Bray successfully Sheilah said, “I wouldn’t support. I hope to do this again need labs, medicine
accomplished her goal to reach have been able to complete this next year!” review, foot/
the finish line in Portland. It course without a little help. I diabetes/physical
takes a lot of determination and exams and a uric
dedication to complete the two- acid blood test.
day trip.
The ride has been operating COMMUNITY WALK
since 1979 and is organized by Noon Sept. 28:
the Cascade Bicycle Club. It is Join others for a fun
about 200 miles (325 km) in fitness walk. Starts
length. Most riders complete at the Chehalis Tribal
the distance in two days; about Wellness Center.
10 percent finish the ride in one
The official midpoint 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
is in Centralia on the Sept. 28, Oct. 19
Centralia College campus. and Nov. 13: Swedish
Amenities include overnight Women’s Wellness
accommodations, showers, first Clinic. Call your
aid, chiropractic and massage, health care provider.
bicycle repair and storage, food
and drink vendors, pancake FOR MORE
feed and breakfast to go, live INFORMATION
music and a beer garden. Call Diabetes
Licensed Practical
Joining Sheilah was her Nurse Sandra
brother Charles Latch and Dickenson (360-
nephew Charlie Latch III, who 709-1660) or
is only 11 years old and just Community Wellness
learned how to ride a bicycle Manager Christina
this year. They kicked off their Hicks (360-709-
journey together in Seattle, 1741).
along with 8,172 other riders.

The STP is not for the faint of
heart and can be grueling, but
they made small goals each day.

Accomplishing each step
helped get Sheila to the final
destination in Portland. She
said it felt great knowing that
she could be part of such a great
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