Efforts led by Mayor Debra March and the City of Henderson recognized in nationwide challenge to boost physical activity & cardiovascular health
Henderson Mayor Debra March joined more than 25 other mayors across the U.S. in Move with the Mayor, a nationwide initiative that encourages residents to get up and move to help reduce heart disease and stroke – one of the nation’s leading causes of health-related deaths.
Throughout the initiative, Mayor March, along with the City of Henderson, hosted events promoting physical activity while completing the Move with the Mayor/Step it Up! Success Roadmap which helps cities identify and strengthen programs and policies that aim to improve health and encourage people to live healthy, active lifestyles.
Each participating city was encouraged to work with their public health organizations, parks and recreation departments, school district and city employee groups in completing the roadmap. As a result, the City of Henderson earned gold recognition – the highest level of achievement.
This year marks Mayor March’s first year participating in Move with the Mayor. Throughout the initiative, Mayor March led a series of physical activity offerings aimed to strengthen community ties and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease across the city.
“Being physically active is critical to overall health and is a proven way to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke,” said Mayor March. “Our team members at the City of Henderson, along with myself, are committed to providing our residents with diverse opportunities that promote a healthy lifestyle.”
To learn more about recreational classes and programs provided by the City of Henderson, visit Hendersonhappenings.com.