Mayor Dean heads to Philly for 'Let's Move!' announcement with first lady

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 12:29pm
Staff reports

Mayor Karl Dean is set to join first lady Michelle Obama in Philadelphia on Wednesday as she announces public and private sector commitments to the “Let’s Move!” initiative.

The announcement is scheduled to take place at 10:50 Wednesday morning at the Lenfest Police Athletic Club. Dean is one of several other mayors. Other mayors set to join Obama include the mayors Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., Oklahoma City, Jackson, Miss., Sacramento, Calif., New Orleans, and Charleston, S.C., among others.

The first lady’s “Let’s Move!” initiative aims at encouraging children to lead healthier lives and hopes to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.

During his tenure, Dean has encouraged thousands to participate in programs such as the “100 Miles with the Mayor” health challenge and the “Mayor’s Challenge 5K Walk/Run” last year, along with “Mayor’s Field Day with the Tennessee Titans” earlier this year.

7 Comments on this post:

By: MetalMan on 7/17/12 at 12:39

King Dean’s off to Philly wif Queen Michelle,
To get yall healthy so you can stay well,
Lay off that fried chicken and barbeque.
So you can support him when he axe you too.
Let’s Move is what they call this silly hoax,
So you’ll think Yobammy’s good next time you vote.

By: JayBee56 on 7/17/12 at 9:02

Government has no business moralizing to us on diet and exercise. That's the job of our personal physicians and our family members. Dean continues to be on the wrong track.
He spends his time and efforts on fringe issues while pushing to the next mayor the pressing issues like failing infrastructure, an outdated Metro Charter (1963), and other needs of this county. He chooses to focus on "feel good" stuff. Anything to keep in the spotlight without making any real or significant changes. Seems to be all smoke and mirrors.

By: MetalMan on 7/18/12 at 5:47

The King and Queen stood on the veranda above,
And saw the multitude huddled below.
The throng of unwashed needed a great oration,
Something other than status quo.
The Queen shouted, “Our cause is MOVE ON,”
And the King echoed MOVE ON!
We want you to all be healthy, trim and lean.
The crowd realized they got hosed again,
It was a typical political smokescreen.

By: Jughead on 7/18/12 at 7:17

Great. Karl Marx Dean off to a liberal orgy celebrating the rape of Joe Sixpack.

By: GrnGiant on 7/18/12 at 9:05

Really..I cannot believe the above comments. We are grossly overweight (#4) in this state, #6 in smokers, have 3% more adult diabetics, 21% higher teenage pregnancy rate,5% higher childhood obesity, 15% more heart disease, 36% more deaths by firearms, 20% more suicides, 21% more strokes and we live 2.5 years less..all of this is based on Nat'l Average and can be found here. And wow, look at the Alzheimers Dz!
But yeah, let's keep the status quo shall we?!

By: MetalMan on 7/18/12 at 10:15

Beef: It's what's for dinner!

By: yucchhii on 7/18/12 at 10:19

To be expected...a criminal hangs with criminals!! The DISHONERABLE MAYOR KARL "DINK" TO MEET WITH OSAMA!!!