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Let’s Walk Vermilion County

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Danville - Presence United Samaritans Medical Center's HALO Project and the Vermilion County Health Department invite citizens to the first ever Let's Walk Vermilion County event on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in 10 local communities throughout the county.

 

"The Let's Walk Vermilion County project was developed to help promote and encourage regular physical activity in our busy lives," states Kathy Richard, Director of the HALO Project.  "Establishing small changes, as simple as walking 30 minutes a day, most days of the week, will improve your health."

 

Participants on May 11 will receive a brochure of all the walking routes in the program, bottled water, and a booklet with fun history facts about the communities.  After gathering at the starting point, participants will walk the identified route.  Most paths are one mile or less.  Walkers of all ages, including families with strollers and wagons are welcome.

 

Registration for the May 11 kick-off event is not required, and there is no fee to participate.  The event will take place rain or shine.

 

For more information about We Choose Health or Let's Walk Vermilion County, contact Kathy Richard, Kathryn.richard@presencehealth.org, 217.442.6587 or Jenny Trimmell, jtrimmell@vchd.org, 217.431.2662 ext. 229.  Learn more at presencehealth.org/halo or vchd.org.  HALO Project is an outreach program of the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center's Foundation.

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