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Patterson Launches 2012 Count Your Steps Program

Public Date: 4/9/2012 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

What:
Nearly 150 third- and fourth-graders will join Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson at Waterford Oaks county park for the kick-off of the ninth annual Count Your Steps pedometer walking and nutrition program to fight childhood obesity. The students will begin counting their steps during a walk at the park with Patterson and Oakie the Squirrel, the Oakland County Parks and Recreation mascot. The students will also encounter various activity stations, such as bouncers, field games and fitness exercises.

Since the program's inception, over 173,000 third- and fourth-graders have participated and walked more than 16 billion steps, or 321 times around the earth.

When:

10:00 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2012

Where:

Waterford Oaks, Activity Center, 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328


For further information, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer, at 248-858-1048.