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Live Well Springfield ‘Guess What I Did?’ Role Model Campaign to Kick-off August 23

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Springfield Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, and City Councilors Jesse Lederman and Tracye Whitfield will join the Live Well Springfield Resident Advocates and member organizations for the kick-off of its “Guess What I Did” Resident Advocate Role Model Campaign on August 23 at Duryea Way Park, Stearns Square at 11:30 a.m..  

The Guess What I Did? Campaign highlights the power we have as everyday people in making a difference in our community. The program features six experienced role models from across the city who truly believe in the power of leading by example. Over the next year, the coalition will tell the stories of their efforts to improve lighting, safe streets, and school food in Springfield.

Live Well Springfield, convened by the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, brings together more than 30 organizations working together to build and sustain a culture of health in Springfield that includes healthy eating, active living, the built environment, economic opportunity, housing and education. Live Well Springfield believes systemic change cannot happen without the residents that are most impacted by the issues.

The goal of the Guess What I Did? campaign is to raise awareness regarding the power and importance of having residents engaged in community change initiatives. The coalition invites other residents to see themselves as the next role model by joining the coalition’s new Resident Advisory Council. The council will work under the Live Well Springfield coalition on issues including; climate justice, childhood obesity, age-friendly communities, safe routes to school, tobacco prevention, complete streets, and food justice.

More details available at http://www.livewellspringfield.org/guess-what-i-did-advocacy-campaign/