Walk on the Waterfront 2008
Thursday May 8, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 8, 2007) Approximately 3,000 school children will join several hundred Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department staff members on Tuesday, May 13 for Walk on the Waterfront 2008.
This year nearly three times as many children will be walking than ever before. This marks the largest number of participants ever for the event, which is now in its eleventh year. Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Adewale Troutman will lead the walk. Mascots such as the Fazoli ‘s Tomato, Wendy, Louie the Lightning Bug, and the Delta Dental Molar will also be on hand.
The event will be held Tuesday, May 13 and will begin in front of the Public Health and Wellness Department at 400 E. Gray Street at 11 AM.
The group will walk from the Public Health and Wellness Department to Waterfront Park and will then proceed along the Ohio River to the Great Lawn on the two-mile walk. Walk on the Waterfront, which began in 1998, recognizes the work of public health and encourages walking as a healthy habit among children and adults. Walk on the Waterfront is a Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement event and comes on the heels of this weekend’s Healthy Hometown Pedestrian Summit which is convening people from throughout the community who wish to champion all forms of walking for better health.
Elementary and high school children from the Jefferson County Public Schools Health Promotion Schools of Excellence will participate in Walk on the Waterfront 2008. Participating schools include Churchill Park, Eisenhower, Fairdale High School, Foster, Hawthorne, Hazelwood, Indian Trail, Kerrick, Layne, Sanders, Shacklette, and Wellington