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Lake County Commission supports Golden Triangle YMCA’s ‘Get Moving Lake County’

RELEASE DATE: May 31, 2011

TAVARES — At its meeting last week, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a request from the Golden Triangle YMCA to support its “Get Moving Lake County Campaign,” which targets improving the health of Lake County residents.

“The statistics are pretty staggering,” said Lake County Commissioner Welton Cadwell. “ With 65 percent of Lake County adults being considered overweight or obese; 29 percent not having had any physical activity in the last 30 days; and 35 percent being diagnosed with high blood pressure, my hope is that all Lake County residents will participate in the campaign.”

The campaign kicks off at a rally on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Golden Triangle YMCA Family Center, located at 1465 David Walker Drive in Tavares. Participants at the rally will be encouraged to walk 10,000 steps a day for the entire month and will be offered free pedometers to help them keep track. Rally participants will also receive a free YMCA month-long membership pass.

“Get Moving Lake County is focused on bringing people together for a solution to reduce the alarming obesity trends in our county,” Tom Breck, Executive Director of the Golden Triangle YMCA. “The event encourages everyone to do 10,000 steps a day so that we can not only reverse that trend, but help the whole community to get healthier.”

Other sponsors of the “Get Moving Lake County Campaign” include Florida Waterman Hospital, Lake County School Board Foundation and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information, call the Golden Triangle YMCA at (352) 343-1144 x224.


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