There has been tremendous excitement leading up to and during the World Fit Walk 2013. This year, we increased our numbers of schools by 33% reaching 81 schools with 32,580 students committing themselves to live a healthier lifestyle. We had the first country outside the United States, the Cayman Islands, participate with five schools in the World Fit Walk.
We successfully tested the World Fit Buddy Team competition, bringing corporate partners, civic partners, non-profits and other organizations together to walk, exercise and support their local schools and students.
As we near the end of the World Fit Walk 2013, my heart goes out to all of the Olympians and Paralympians, our World Fit Coordinators, our Partners and volunteers that have made World Fit possible and successful. Most of all, I want to thank the students, their teachers, family and friends that have given us their commitment to make walking and exercise a part of their daily life.
Yours in health,
Gary W. Hall, M.D.