The Narragansett School District Wellness Committee in partnership with the American Heart Association is planning a community heart walk.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2011. The event will begin at noon with a “Check In” for students, families and staff in the high school gym with a 1:00 PM start for the walk.
The purpose of this community heart walk is to engage families in a physical activity which supports a healthy life style as well as supporting the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of Americans. The Path to Health loop will be used. The loop is well marked with signs and has sidewalks along the course. Path to Health brochures will be available in the main office at each school as well as at the Town Hall,library and the Chamber of Commerce.
Thundermist Health Center will be providing free blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screening for people 18 and older. In conjunction with these screenings, the American Heart Association will provide "Life’s simple 7", steps to live better. This event will also provide the opportunity to showcase other departments/programs in the town, such as the Safe Routes to School Grant, South County Bike Path, summer recreation programs and other community events.
The wellness committee is inviting all families to participate in this "community heart walk" on Saturday, April 9th. Strollers are welcomed!