Approximately 34% of Cabarrus County children are overweight or obese according to the 2016 Community Needs Assessment. Obesity is one of the primary causes of preventable chronic diseases in the country and can also lead to long-term physical and emotional issues and challenges in children.
Walk Cabarrus is a community-wide walking campaign created by Children WIN, a local childhood obesity collaboration that began in 2020. The focus of Walk Cabarrus is to help create healthier lifestyles in Cabarrus County and we as a county have been given a challenge to walk 2 Billion steps in our second year of the campaign. During the first year of the challenge, we met our goal of 1Billion steps together.
To be successful, the campaign is looking for strong community support with our partners like you. Sponsors of the campaign will be included in all marketing materials, but more importantly be a significant force in helping Children WIN combat childhood obesity in our community and make healthy choices, the easy choices.
For more information about Walk Cabarrus Events or to register as a walker, visit:
Walk Cabarrus – A Community-Wide Walking Campaign