A new program will be launched by Spokane Mayor Mary Verner next week to get our community moving: Step Up Spokane!

The goal of the project is to promote healthier lifestyles by encouraging people to engage in daily physical activity and healthier eating.

Step Up Spokane is a collaborative effort of companies and businesses dedicated to improving the health of our citizens. The board of directors includes representatives from Spokane Cardiology, Premera Blue Cross, YMCA, Spokane Regional Health District, Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), Sacred Heart Medical Center, and KL Crane Associates.

The launch is Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m. near the runners statue in Riverfront Park at the northeast corner of Spokane Falls Blvd. and Post Street. Everyone is invited so come down and see how Mayor Verner plans to become more active.

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