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Wake County Mayors Commit to National Physical Activity Plan

Laura Aiken is a community health specialist with WakeMed and director of Advocates for Health in Action.

Tomorrow Advocates for Health in Action (AHA), Wake County Mayors and North Carolina State University partners are hosting an event to adopt the National Physical Activity Plan, introduce the new Rocky Branch Greenway, and present the Wake County physical assets map.

Mayors Russell Killen of Knightdale, Ronnie Williams of Garner, Charles Meeker of Raleigh, Frank Eagles of Rolesville and mayors from other Wake County municipalities will sign the National Physical Activity Plan, a commitment to promoting physical activity among Wake County residents. Following the signing, the Mayors, who will be wearing tennis shoes, will tour the Rocky Branch Greenway.

Sig Hutchinson, a greenways supporter, will lead the short walking tour of the Rocky Branch Greenway, a 10-year project on the university campus that completes the final section in a now continuous 14-mile greenway between downtown and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Finally, Advocates for Health in Action will introduce the new Community Physical Assets Map, a comprehensive electronic resource and GIS database of trails, greenways, parks, sidewalks, and schools in Wake County.

When: Wednesday, May 5 at 2 p.m.

Where: Rocky Branch Greenway, located between Western Boulevard and Hillsborough Street off Dan Allen Drive.

Hope to see you there.