Mayor Chase Ritenauer hosted the city’s first annual “Move with the Mayor Challenge,” on September 1st, a month-long series of walks to raise awareness about heart disease and ways to prevent it. The campaign, a partnership between the City of Lorain and the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, encourages residents, business owners and anyone else interested to walk with the Mayor for 30 minutes every Thursday from now until World Heart Day, Sept. 29, 2016. The goal is to keep Lorain’s residents walking every day from now on in an effort to fight the No. 1 killer of Lorain citizens - heart disease.
Everyone is encouraged to join the Mayor at Station 1 of the walking course on the grounds of Mercy Hospital located at 3700 Kolbe Road in Lorain each Thursday in September at Noon. Mayor Ritenauer looks forward to seeing you there!
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. To learn more, visit www.nationalforum.org.
Lorain Police Safety Town will run the weeks of June 20th, June 27th, July 11th, and July 18th. Please see attachment for full details. additional information