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Introducing GO OAK LAWN

Published 2/11/2020

The Oak Lawn Park District announces GO OAK LAWN, a new wellness movement designed to increase community health through activity, education, and collaboration. GO OAK LAWN is sponsored by Advocate Christ Medical Center.

The GO OAK LAWN initiative is simple: everyone makes a commitment to be active every day in their own neighborhoods, through Park District programs, events, services or at a park/trail. This free initiative offers an opportunity to encourage everyone in our community to take part in improving our health and wellness. 

“We want to create a culture in our community that promotes physical movement. GO OAK LAWN is designed to encourage everyone to make a commitment to themselves and get moving for at least 30 minutes each day” explains, Maddie Kelly, Executive Director of the Oak Lawn Park District. 

This movement is in response to the former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H.Murthy’s call to action at the National Park and Recreation conference in September 2015. He focused on the health benefits for people of all ages and stages of life, encouraging them to walk at least 30 minutes each day.  This movement was developed by the Gurnee Park District.

There are many benefits to being active 30 minutes every day. Just walking each day can help prevent and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, premature death, and supports positive mental health. Oak Lawn Park District is excited to introduce GO OAK LAWN to our community.

The Oak Lawn Park District will offer a variety of free to low cost activities throughout the year for GO OAK LAWN participants.  This is in thanks to Advocate Christ Medical Center’s sponsorship. A kickoff event will take place in May 2020. Each registered participant will receive a free t-shirt at the kickoff event. 

Registration for this free movement is going on now. Register at any Oak Lawn Park District facility, excluding Stony Creek, or at www.olparks.com. Use code 510000.  
Join the GO OAK LAWN Facebook Group to engage with other GO OAK LAWN participants.  For more information, visit www.olparks.com or call 708-857-2200.

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