Oct. 23, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue’s men’s and women’s track and field and cross country teams participated in the “Just Walk for the Health of It” program on Sunday, Oct. 14. The walk was part of the Coalition for Living Healthy after the age of 50.
Purdue head track coach Lonnie Greene was the honorary chair for the event. He and his teams participated by walking two miles for the program. The team’s efforts helped raise awareness for the benefits of daily exercise, especially as age increases.
The Coalition's vision is to facilitate a community environment in which all people 50 and older may enjoy health and quality of life. Its mission is to identify and bring together community resources to define, create, promote and sustain activities, programs and environments that support lifelong activity and health behaviors among people 50 years and older.
The walk has been established to encourage the community and especially individuals over the age of 50 to actively live a healthy lifestyle.
The Purdue cross country and track and field teams have been busy all fall volunteering their time to help the community. The teams have also been involved with Hanna Fest, Carry the Torch Walk, and most recently the Purdue Boilermaker Half Marathon.