In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Mayor Menino and performance running brand Saucony, Inc., announced on Wednesday that Boston Moves for Health, the Mayor’s ambitious initiative to improve the health and fitness of the city, will partner with the Saucony Run For Good Foundation™ and its Run4Good App to inspire even more Bostonians, including the city’s youth, to get moving.
Joining the Mayor at The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway were members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team who led a group of students from Timilty Middle School of Roxbury on a run as Mayor Menino proclaimed the day as Saucony Run For Good Day in Boston. In celebration, the Saucony Run For Good Foundation presented a grant to the American Diabetes Association New England to launch a running program for overweight youth in the city.
“Boston Moves for Health is all about inspiring lots of little changes in people’s lifestyles that add up to better health for individuals and our city as a whole,” said Mayor Menino. “We’re grateful to have a partner like Saucony that understands that the community’s health is just as important as the health of their business. We have a responsibility to do everything we can to make sure today’s youth grow up to be healthy adults, and I’m excited that this partnership will take our efforts to the next level.”