Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Healthy City Days To Start Sept. 30th

The Health Department, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, is focused on making Baltimore a healthier city. One major way we are working toward that goal is through the implementation of Healthy Baltimore 2015. Another way we are making Baltimore a healthier city is through initiatives like Healthy City Days.

Photos by Kevin Kane, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Today at the Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging, I joined representatives from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach, Molly Shattuck and others to announce that beginning September 30th, we will kickoff Baltimore’s 2nd annual Healthy City Days. Healthy City Days encompasses eight days of events all over town. The purpose is to get people eating better, exercising more often and focused on prevention and overall wellness.

There will be health fairs with free screenings at University of Maryland, City Hall and several Enoch Pratt library locations. There will also be free screenings at Mondawmin Mall, Department of Social Services locations and many other locations. We’ll even have great family events over the weekend at Port Discovery and other Inner Harbor events.

And during the week there are some great events planned that will get people up and moving. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and I will be walking from City Hall to the Inner Harbor on October 3rd and working out downtown with Monte Sanders on October 4th. She and I would love for people to step out of their offices for a few minutes and join us at both of these events.

Vonta and Molly led seniors in a dance and stretch routine.
Personally, I am really looking forward to joining Molly Shattuck and Baltimore’s lively seniors in Hampden on October 6th for a rockin’ dance party.

All you need to do is visit the Healthy City Days Website to see a listing of all these events and more and find one close to you.

It’s my sincere hope that this interactive initiative will engage Baltimore City residents and workers to focus on healthy lifestyle choices and preventive care.

Which Healthy City Days events do you plan to attend?

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