World Health Day LA is kicking off “Walk to London 2012,” the United States Olympians Association’s ceremonial walk to raise awareness of the London Olympics Games and to draw attention to physical fitness, on April 7 in Los Angeles.
This year, World Health Day LA is teaming up with Olympians, volunteers, community members and local businesses to harness the excitement the Olympics inspires to highlight fitness and health in LA. In addition to free health screenings, entertainment and Olympics-themed sports activities, locals will get to join Olympians for a ceremonial walk around the LA Memorial Coliseum. The ceremony will continue across the nation until the Olympics begin July 29.
“This event is a chance to bring neighborhoods together in the name of health,” said Ivette Flores Guintu, program manager for the USC Institute for Global Health. “In this economy, free events like World Health Day LA are the perfect way to spend a Saturday with family and friends. You get to learn something and have fun doing it.”
World Health Day LA is a student-run joint event between the University of Southern California; University of California, Los Angeles; and Western University of Health Sciences. The universities come together each year for the event to promote healthy lifestyles in the community.
Visit worldhealthdayLA.org for more information about World Health Day LA.
What people are saying about World Health Day LA 2012:
- “USC joins World Health Day on April 7 at Los Angeles Expo Center” – The Weekly, March 23, 2012
- “World Health Day LA 2012” – Children Sports International, “Helping Inspire Change” blog, March 14, 2012
- “LA Coliseum to kick off Olympics with torch walk, health fair” – Southern California Public Radio local news blog,OnCentral, March 21, 2012.