Thursday, April 7, 2011

National START Walking Day in Central AR

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 city employees from North Little Rock and Little Rock along with American Heart Association volunteers from around the downtown area joined together to particpate in National START Walking Day. Also joining the event was Lt Governor Mark Darr.

Little Rock volunteers gather for Walk

North Little Rock employees gather for Walk

The event held on the Junction Bridge, which links the two cities together designed for walking and cycling, was held to celebrate and encourage people to get out and walk. Walking is the best exercise and does not cost anything or require any equipment. Walking is a key activity for leading a heart healthy lifestyle.

Mayor Hays (in hat) Lt. governor Mark Darr (blue shirt) and Vice Mayor Dr. Kumpuris

Over 100 people participated and were ecnouraged to walk on their lunch time and to live a healthy life style. Mayor Patrick Hays and Vice Mayor Dr. Dean Kumpuris both issued proclamations proclaiming April 6th as National START Walking Day in their respectitive cities. Lt. Governor Darr also urged Arkansans to get out and walk and to enjoy our great state and its beauty. National START Walking Day is an event to compliment the Association's START! Heart Walks, which are held around the state each year. The Walks rasise revenue to support heart and stroke research and education programs.

The North West AR Walk is April 9th at the Arvest Springdale Ball Park. For information contact

The Central AR Walk is April 16th in NLR at the Riverfront Park. For additional information contact



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