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4th Annual Be Healthy Georgia Festival and Family Run

by Krystle R. on Monday, March 17, 2014

Last Saturday, staff members, Lindsay Ayers and Marsi Thrash, promoted Jump Rope for Heart and You're the Cure at Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s 4th Annual Be Healthy Georgia Festival and Family Fun Run.

Marsi's son, Jordan, (featured in photo) ran the 1K in record time, warmed up for his opening day baseball game with the Atlanta Braves, Falcons and Hawks, and met mascots of nearly every walk of life.

There were upwards of 1,000 people in attendance, and many schools had registered as a group.

According to the National Initiatives for Children’s Healthcare Quality Georgia ranks second in the nation for childhood obesity. 37.3% of Georgia’s children are overweight or obese. Georgia ranks third in the nation for children who are overweight or obese. Children who are minority, from low-income households, and from rural areas are more likely to be obese.

The Lt. Governor is very committed to reducing childhood obesity and increasing physical activity in Georgia and we look forward to  participating again next year!

Tell Lt. Governor Cagle that you appreciate him making childhood obesity a priority!    

 

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