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5th Annual Wellness Walk

Elementary Dist 33

     It was a beautiful, sunny spring day for the West Chicago Elementary School District 33 5th Annual Wellness Walk, Friday, April 26, 2013. District 33 students and staff joined with members of the community, including West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda and Deputy Chief Mike Upplegger of the West Chicago Police Department, to walk in the 5th Annual Wellness Walk. Cadence Health commemorated this 5 year milestone with a generous donation of We Can Walk Every Day wristbands for all students and community members that walked at least one mile on this day.

     The Wellness Walk, established to encourage students to adopt a healthy lifestyle by incorporating movement into their daily lives, was an idea originating from Pioneer School physical education teacher, Phyllis Hart.

“The Wellness walk is now a fun annual tradition in District 33. It is a wonderful day in which students, staff and community members come together for a common cause. Why are we promoting walking? It is easy, it is fun, it is free and the whole family can do it,” shared Marjory Lewe-Brady Director of Partnerships for Wellness, Safety and Achievement for District 33.

The Wellness Walk kicked off Fitness Month for students in District 33. In an effort to promote a healthy life style, We Go Together for Kids, in conjunction with West Chicago Park District will offer students an opportunity to win a ONE DAY PASS to Turtle Splash Water Park in West Chicago by engaging in 600 minutes of physical activity for the month of May.


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