County steps out for Walk Across Williamson, March 1
Those interested in keeping hearts healthy can step out for the sixth annual Walk Across Williamson, beginning March 1.
Cathy Montgomery, Williamson County Health Department Director recently announced the initiative and shared statistics on heart disease.
“Heart disease is the number one killer among men and women,” she said. “We encourage children and adults to be active for 60 minutes a day.”
She added that inactivity contributes to the high occurrence of the disease.
Participants across the county logged about 6 million minutes of physical activity last year according to Montgomery, and she anticipates even further success this year.
Franklin Tomorrow’s Get Fit Franklin project will join forces with Walk Across Williamson to hold its quarterly event on Saturday, March 1, at Pinkerton Park, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Four park locations will participate in the kick-off from 9-10 a.m. including Pinkerton Park in Franklin, Bowie Park in Fairview, Woodland Middle School in Brentwood and Thompson’s Station Park in Thompson’s Station.
The finale celebration event will be April 12 at Pinkerton Park. Over 450 people are expected to attend.
Walk Across Williamson is a collaborative effort between the Williamson County Health Council, Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District.
Posted on: 2/17/2014