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Wellness Bulletin September 8, 2015
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September 8, 2015


Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable Labor Day weekend! The NCRPA team has special information brought to us by the National Recreation Park Association. Tomorrow, September 9th, the United States Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, will release a Call-to-Action on Walking and Walkable Communities titled “Step it Up.” The event taking place in Washington, DC will be webcast live! Details about how to watch the live webcast will be made available on the Surgeon General’s website: ( The “Step it Up” movement will be focused on inspiring communities across the nation to become more active through a variety of activities.

My current blog discusses materials developed by NRPA, with the help of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions, to encourage communities to get out and walk in their parks. The information provided is an awesome resource to share with your community to inspire citizens to become involved in this campaign! Remember, the key is to promote this information by using social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you need ideas on what to post to social media, then please read my blog for more information and learn how to spread awareness!

This information truly matters to both adults and youth in our nation. Sharing this information and tuning into what the Surgeon General has to say will only bring us closer to improving the health andwellnessnot only in North Carolina, but America. Please be sure to visit the Surgeon General’s websitetomorrow to watch the live broadcast! You know that the NCRPA team will be doing just that!

If you have any ideas of how to promote walking in your community parks, then please share by submitting or emailing us on thewellnesssite here:(,


Colleen Dougherty
Graduate Assistant,NC Recreation & Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC27605

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27506


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