West Chicago, Illinois: August 16, 2016 – More than 50 community residents and leaders joined Mayor Ruben Pineda (Team Pineda) and Healthy West Chicago for a 5K walk through beautiful downtown West Chicago on Saturday, August 13, 2016.
The pre-walk yoga stretching started at 8:30 a.m., with a welcoming class led by West Chicago resident Farrah Brown of Thalia Soul Care.
Walkers were treated to infused water, soulful music and kids running through the grass kicking balls. Every youth was treated to a pool pass to West Chicago Park District’s Turtle Splash pool, donated by Republic Bank.
The many walkers wore their notable green Healthy West Chicago t-shirts – and strutted through town creating a healthy “sea of green”.
Cars stopped to cheer the walkers, and honk in support. The group even picked up several onlookers who were unaware about the community walks – but decided to join the Mayor along the way! Move with the Mayor campaign officially begins on Saturday, September 3, 2016. More details to come.
*Information courtesy of Healthy West Chicago.