The City of West Chicago and Healthy West Chicago will partner with the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention to provide residents with a way to celebrate their achievement in the Move with the Mayor Challenge, as well as continue to bring awareness for the benefits of walking.
The event takes place on World Heart Day, Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – noon in the gymnasium of Gary Elementary School located at 130 East Forest Avenue.
Entertainment, food, raffles and awards will be included, thanks to generous sponsors and donors. Food and beverages will be provided by The Kitchen Table, Augustino’s, Kindred Coffee and Tampico.
Twelve bicycles, with bicycle locks and helmets, will be raffled thanks to St. Charles Wal-Mart, WeGo Together, and Healthy West Chicago.
Entertainment will be provided by Ballet Folklorico, and the Kane County Cougars Mascot, Ozzie, will be present. The top 10 walkers will be announced, with the top walker receiving a $25 gift card to Kindred Coffee, which the business donated.
The winner of the photo contest, sponsored by the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, will receive a $100 gift card. Details of the photo contest may be found at www.westchicago.org.
Also, t-shirts will be gifted from the American Heart Association.
For more information, visit www.westchicago.org under Special Events/Move with the Mayor. Or visit MovewiththeMayor.org.
About World Heart Day
World Heart Day was founded in the year 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year. World Heart Day takes place on Sept. 29 every year. World Heart Day spreads the word that at least 80 percent of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) could be avoided if four main risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol – are controlled.
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 an independent non-profit, 501(c)(3), voluntary health organization.