Mayor's Office

Press Release

The Million Mile Month Challenge Launches in Houston




March 27, 2014 --




City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Houston Astros, Sysco, Cyberways Waterways


Million Mile Month Kick-Off Event and Press Conference


Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:00 A.M.


Ingrando Park, 7302 Keller St. Houston, TX 77012

Additional Information:

Coinciding with the Dixie Little League baseball season opener, Houston Mayor Annise Parker along with corporate leaders from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Houston Astros and Sysco will host a press conference to kick-off the Million Mile Month. 
The childhood obesity epidemic -- a basis for chronic poor health -- continues to be prevalent in Texas despite education efforts from both the private and public sectors. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 30 percent of Texas adolescents (grades 9-12) and 32 percent of children aged 2-5 years are overweight or obese. Modeling healthy habits is key to instilling lifelong good health. The Million Mile Month’s mission is to enhance the health of youth and families through increased activity and improved nutrition.