Move with the Mayor

A World Heart Day-inspired campaign that works with mayors across the country to challenge their communities to get walking. Mayors encourage their citizens to take literal steps to improve their health by walking since it is one of the easiest ways to lower one’s chances of heart disease and its risk factors, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

2017 Participating Cities

Columbia, SC • Green Bay, WI • Indianapolis, IN
Oakland, CA • Toledo, OH • West Chicago, IL • Wichita, KS

 

What Mayors Are Saying:

That’s why we’ve joined together to launch Move with the Mayor in West Chicago. It’s a month long series of walks to save lives by getting people on the road to a healthier heart. Each Saturday in September, we will designate a different neighborhood route that will get us moving for 30 minutes. —Mayor Ruben Pineda, West Chicago, IL

“We’ve lost too many of our citizens to heart disease for too long,” Mayor Jim Schmitt, Green Bay, WI said. “We want all of our citizens to be with us for a long time, and walking is one of the easiest ways to fight heart disease. If I make time for a walk, anyone can.”

“Heart disease which accounts for a significant number of deaths in Oakland and around the country is completely preventable by making comprehensive lifestyle changes,” said  Mayor Libby Schaaf. “Walking is one of the easiest ways to lower one’s chances of heart disease and its risk factors, and, if you do it with your friends and coworkers, it can also be a lot of fun. I am very excited to host Oakland’s first “Walk with the Mayor” event and invite our community to join me in taking literal steps to improve their health.”

“I’m involved with Move with the Mayor because it is so important for our community to be healthy. And, if I can be an example of health, then maybe someone else will say, she’s so busy and she’s getting out and walking, maybe I can do the same. So it’s really important that I be an example and that we show folks that it’s easy to do.” — Former Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, Toledo, OH

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