Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mayor Jones to Officially Kick-Off Healthy Richmond Campaign

Join Mayor Dwight C. Jones on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center as he officially kicks off the Healthy Richmond Campaign with the ‘Get Healthy – Stay Healthy’ Health Expo and Chick-fil-A Cow Walk. The Healthy Richmond Campaign is a new initiative designed to promote active lifestyles, healthy nutrition, preventative health, sustainability and well being in the city of Richmond. 

The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the Chick-fil-A Cow Walk at Festival Park, located between 6th Street Marketplace and the Richmond Coliseum, and ends at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Come walk or run and get a sneak peek of the new Chick-fil-A Charity Sports Challenge coming this fall. To register for the Chick-fil-A Cow Walk, please visit www.cfasportschallenge.com http://availmarketing.wufoo.com/forms/registration-form/. There is no fee to register, and check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

The ‘Get Healthy – Stay Healthy’ Health Expo is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the official Healthy Richmond campaign kickoff at 10:30 a.m. Come enjoy a salsa or zumba class, learn healthy cooking tips, receive a free health screening, and meet Dolvett Quince, Ed Brantley, and Bernie Salazar from NBC’s The Biggest Loser. This family fun, free event is open to the public.

“Richmond is a city of opportunity and innovation, and I am excited about our city moving forward in implementing this campaign. We are engaging the community and encouraging residents to proactively embrace the Healthy Richmond concept to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle,” comments Mayor Jones.

A recommendation of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Policy, the Healthy Richmond Campaign promotes healthy lifestyle behaviors and participation in various initiatives to improve the health of Richmond residents. The campaign will engage the public with a variety of health promotion and health education activities while encouraging individuals and the community to proactively be a part of the Healthy Richmond concept of getting healthy and staying healthy. 

For more information on the ‘Get Healthy – Stay Healthy’ Health Expo, please visit www.RichmondGov.com/CampaignHealthyRichmond or call (804) 646-0696.