Get Fit Franklin / Healthier Tennessee ‘Walk With Mayor’ a success

Franklin Tomorrow’s Get Fit Franklin held a “Walk With the Mayor” on Wednesday, March 29, as part of its partnership with Healthier Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore proclaimed the week of March 27-31 as “Healthier Tennessee Week” in the state and city.

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and his wife Linda lead the walkers leaving Franklin City Hall on March 29, 2017, for “Walk With the Mayor.”

Led by Mayor Ken Moore and his wife Linda, the one-mile walk drew a huge crowd of more than 70 people. Starting at Franklin City Hall, the group walked down Third Avenue North to Hillsboro Road, turning south on Hillsboro to end the walk at the Juice Bar Franklin and Pedego Electric Bikes of Franklin, near the intersection of Hillsboro and Bridge Street.

Franklin was chosen as a pilot city for Haslam’s Healthier Tennessee initiative in conjunction with Franklin Tomorrow’s Get Fit Franklin project and the organization is heading the charge to help Franklin residents participate in a healthy lifestyle.

Now that it is officially spring (and summer is just around the corner), Franklin citizens are encouraged to continue practicing healthy habits. Utilizing Healthier Tennessee’s Streaks for Small Starts app is a great way to motivate yourself!

Small Starts are simple, daily actions that can add up to big streaks of success. The app has great social features too! Find friends, challenge them, and play our way to a healthier you. Join the Franklin community app by following this link and share your progress on social media using the #getfitfranklin.

Don’t forget to follow Franklin Tomorrow and Get Fit Franklin on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed of events and projects happening in our community. Let’s #getfitfranklin together!

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore (center) is joined by Holly Bogle of Franklin Synergy Bank, Franklin Tomorrow Executive Director Mindy Tate, Franklin Synergy Bank Chairman Richard Herrington, and Franklin resident Jack Elder and his grandson Hudson for the “Walk With the Mayor.”

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore thanked those who joined in the Get Fit Franklin / Healthier Tennessee “Walk With the Mayor” on March 29, 2017.

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore welcomes Amy Saffell, executive director of ABLE Youth, to the Get Fit Franklin / Healthier Tennessee “Walk With the Mayor.”

 

Here are some news stories regarding the “Walk With the Mayor.”

http://www.williamsonherald.com/news/article_13c386ce-14cc-11e7-a31c-2f4fed3f82aa.html

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/williamson/2017/03/29/60-franklin-residents-go-mayors-health-walk/99711056/

https://franklinhomepage.com/franklin-walks-for-healthier-tennessee-week/

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