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This 2-mile walk through Frank Liske Park supports Walk Cabarrus. The entry fee is $25 and all participants will receive a T-Shirt. Packet pickup (at the park) will be scheduled for 7:30 am on the day of the walk.
Parking and check-in will be at the Philip Morris Shelter area and the Lake Rd overflow parking.
The inaugural Walk2WIN was held in 2021 at Atrium Health Ballpark, home of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, as a fundraiser for Walk Cabarrus. The Children WIN Steering Committee commissioned a community-wide walking campaign to battle childhood obesity in Cabarrus County. The program saw over 2,000 people register and collectively log over 1 billion steps. Walk Cabarrus and Walk2WIN are now being funded by Cabarrus Health Alliance and the Cabarrus Wellness Coalition.
Founded in 1997, Healthy Cabarrus is a multi-sector initiative designed to improve the health of those who live, work, learn, play, and utilize services in Cabarrus County. While Healthy Cabarrus staff do not provide direct services to the community, they provide ongoing support to community partners by guiding strategy, identifying resources, and developing evaluation measures.
Cabarrus Wellness Coalition, a targeted collaborative within Healthy Cabarrus, is charged with developing and implementing strategies to address obesity, increase physical activity and improve healthy eating through policy, programming, and clinical-based strategies. The coalition’s primary role is to support partner agencies in improving health outcomes related to obesity, chronic diseases, and associated risk factors and disparities, provide expertise and diverse perspectives, promote and communicate findings/strategies to the community, and champion coalition causes.
Cabarrus Wellness Coalition Focuses on:
• Integrating more health and physical education and nutrition education
• Developing messages around the benefits of healthy eating and being physically active
• Implementing parent, caregiver, and healthcare provider education and other interventions in the areas of nutrition and physical activity
• Expanding greenways and increasing accessibility to parks
• Implementing and expanding policies that incentivize a decrease in the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages
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