Blue Springs, Mo. – Mayor Carson Ross invites the community to celebrate spring and good health by joining him for a 30-minute walk on Friday, April 10 beginning at City Hall, 903 W. Main Street. Mayor Ross will welcome walkers and begin warm up activities at noon followed by a walk through downtown Blue Springs starting at 12:15 p.m. Representatives from the Gage Center will lead the warm-up activities and Clifford the Big Red Dog will be at the March to cheer on the walkers.
“I invite everyone to join me for an energetic walk through downtown Blue Springs,” said Mayor Carson Ross. “This event is a great way to easily boost to your day by putting on your tennis shoes and taking a walk during your lunch hour.”
The American Heart Association recently said that the simplest, positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health is to start walking. It's enjoyable, free, easy, social and great exercise. A walking program is flexible and boasts high success rates because people can stick with it.
Over 200 walkers are expected to “March” with Mayor Ross through downtown Blue Springs. Participants include the Blue Springs School District ROTC and drum line, students from the Blue Springs School District and community partners from the Blue Springs Police Department, Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, Blue Springs School District and Blue Springs Downtown Alive! Water will be provided by Hy-Vee.
“March with the Mayor” is a unique community-wide event in which participants are invited to join the Mayor for a 30-minute walk. This program began in 2009 and has since partnered with the Let’s Move! Blue Springs and other community partners to promote wellness, heart healthy lifestyles and help combat childhood obesity in Blue Springs.
For information about the “March with the Mayor” contact Kim Nakahodo at (816) 655-0497.
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