A photo contest sponsored by the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention will reward one lucky (and creative) Move with the Mayor (MWTM) participant with a $100 gift card donated by the Forum.
The weekly walks have been very successful, with over 3 million steps already logged for West Chicago through the HekaHealth Walking Challenge app donated by local business, Jacobs, formerly CH2M.
The photo contest will hopefully inspire more walkers to join the fun of the final 30-minute MWTM walk on Saturday, September 22, 2018, starting with registration at 8:30 a.m. and walk at 9:00 a.m., at Turner Elementary School, 750 Ingalton Avenue.
Those wishing to submit a photo from the walk need only use the hashtags #movewiththemayor, #westchicagoil, and #healthywestchicago on their photo posts through Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. The winner will be announced at the World Heart Day Celebration which takes place on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Gary Elementary School, 130 East Forest Avenue.
Details of this week’s Move with the Mayor walk follow:
In partnership with the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention and Healthy West Chicago, Mayor Ruben Pineda will host West Chicago’s third annual Move with the Mayor Challenge. Mayor Pineda will join local residents and school children on a 30-minute walk to fight the nation’s leading cause of death — heart disease.
The Entire Community
Saturday, September 22, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. Registration/ 9:00 a.m. Walk
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in our nation. Yet surveys show many people are unaware that heart disease kills more people than all types of cancer combined. “Too many people don’t realize that heart disease is America’s No. 1 cause of death,” said John Clymer, Executive Director of the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention. “It’s a silent epidemic that is killing hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. But this doesn’t have to happen. Deaths from heart disease are preventable. That’s why we’re trying to spread the word and get people moving.”
Research has found walking as little as 30 minutes a day can significantly cut the risk of heart disease. The walk is part of a campaign developed by the City and the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention to encourage residents to walk with the Mayor for 30 minutes every Saturday from now until World Heart Day, September 29, 2018.
For more information, visit www.westchicago.org under Special Events/Move with the Mayor for information on all of September’s weekly walks.
About the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention brings together the most dynamic and diverse organizations in cardiovascular health, providing a forum and outlet for organizations to amplify their voices. Our members currently represent more than 80 national and international organizations from the public and private healthcare organizations, as well as faith, advocacy, academic, and policy settings. The National Forum is a tax-exempt, independent non-profit, 501(c)(3), voluntary health organization