Move with the Mayor Challenge

The Move with the Mayor Challenge is a six-city campaign organized by the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. We ask our residents to take steps to improve their health by walking for 30 minutes each day during the month of September. This Challenge shows that even busy people - like the Mayor - make time for their heart health. You can, too.


Coordinated by Healthy West Chicago, Community School District 33 and Team Pineda...

the community can get moving by showing up at the following locations at 8:30 a.m. for registration and pre-walk stretching:

  • Saturday, Sept 7, 2019 – Norton Creek Elementary School, 2033 Smith Rd.

  • Sunday, Sept 15, 2019 - Mexican Independence Day Parade, Leman Middle School

  • Saturday, Sept 21, 2019 – Gary School, 130 East Forest Ave

  • Saturday, Sept 28, 2019 – St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 155 N. Prince Crossing Rd

Following this four-week walking campaign, participants will be invited to celebrate World Heart Day on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Gary Elementary School-West Chicago.

World Heart Day offers people across the globe the opportunity to take part in the world’s biggest intervention against CVD. World Heart Day was created by the World Heart Federation, a non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland committed to reducing premature CVD mortality by 25% by the year 2025. Details of West Chicago’s World Heart Day Celebration will be announced later this summer

Did you know that while heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., it is often preventable?

Walking is one of the easiest ways to lower one’s chances of heart disease and its risk factors, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. That’s why the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention is working with mayors across the country to host the Move with the Mayor Challenge, a World Heart Day-inspired campaign that asks citizens to take literal steps to improve their health by walking during the month of September.

Research shows that walking as little as 30 minutes a day can significantly re- duce one’s risk for heart disease and stroke. Yet, many Americans do not know that a half hour walk can cut their risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) or find it hard to free up 30 minutes in their busy day to walk.

Move with the Mayor walk 2019

Move with the Mayor walk 2019

We encourage you to continue walking through our beautiful City, parks and forest preserves this summer and enjoy recreating at The ARC Center. Team Pineda will continue the 9:00 am 5K walks every Saturday and Sunday morning starting at various locations. See Team Pineda’s Facebook page for exact start locations

Move with the mayor walk 2018

Move with the mayor walk 2018