Heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in the U.S., killing 1 in 3 Americans. However, in many cases heart disease is preventable. People can lower their chances of heart disease and its risk factors, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. One of the easiest ways to do this is walking. Research shows that walking as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce a person’s risk of heart disease by 40%. You don’t need special clothes or a gym to walk. All you need is 30 minutes. It might seem hard to find half an hour in your day, but busy people – just like you – make time for their heart health.
In coordination, the city is partnering with the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention to host the Move with the Mayor campaign. The campaign was created to celebrate World Heart Day, an annual event that takes place on Sept. 29. The Mayor makes time for his heart. You can, too. Commit to your health and take the “Move with the Mayor” Challenge this summer. Join Mayor Jim Schmitt and other prominent Green Bay citizens for a 30 minute midday walk every Tuesday from June to September to impact your heart and your health.
Participants can enter for a chance to win a small prize every week by attending the walks.
|2016 Move with the Mayor Schedule|
|June 7||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||John Dye – Live54218|
|June 14||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Police Chief Andrew Smith – Police Department|
|June 21||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Mike Reed – Wildlife Sanctuary|
|June 28||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Fire Chief David Litton – Fire Department|
|July 5||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Chancellor Gary Miller – UW Green Bay|
|July 12||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Michelle Langenfeld – Green Bay Area Public School District|
|July 19||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Greg Maass – United Way|
|July 26||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Steve McCarthy – Curative Connections
Greg Maass – United Way ** United Way Campaign Kickoff Day **
|August 2||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Mark Murphy – Green Bay Packers|
|August 9||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Harry Sydney – My Brother’s Keeper|
|August 16||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Laurie Radke – Greater Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce|
|August 23||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Robyn Davis – Freedom House|
|August 30||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Judge Jerry Hanson|
|September 6||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Jim Lando – Regional Health|
|September 13||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Kaela Gedda – American Heart Association
Alyssa Loritz – Big Brothers Big Sisters
|September 20||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Rashad Cobb – Boys & Girls Club|
|September 27||11:55 am – 12:30 pm||Terri Refsguard – NEW Community Shelter|
World Heart Day!!
Lunch to follow walk
|11:55 am – 12:45 pm||Ursula Bauer – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)|
The route will start and end at City Hall, 100 N Jefferson Street rain or shine!!
|Use #MoveWithTheMayor #WHD2016 when posting to social media!
Be sure to capture a picture of your hand/heart symbol!
Click on “Going” on our Facebook Event!
Pictures from Move with the Mayor 2015
Video from The National Forum