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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Leave No Child Inside of XXXXXX, XXCONTACT NAMEXX, XXCONTACT EMAILXX, XXCONTACT PHONEXX
[Insert Mayor’s Press Contact, if desired]
Statewide Effort to Combat Indoor, Sedentary Childhood
Sept. 24 (XXCITYXX, Ohio) An effort being launched today across Ohio and including XXCITYXX seeks to combat today’s indoor, sedentary lifestyles with encouragement and resources for families to get back outdoors and PLAY.
Throughout Ohio and the United States, research has shown that today’s indoor, sedentary lifestyles are harming children. Meanwhile, unstructured play in nature has been shown to make kids happier, healthier and smarter.
Today’s events in cities across Ohio will serve to highlight simple, inexpensive solutions to such complex problems as childhood obesity, childhood depression, academic declines, attention disorder symptoms and more.
Governor Ted Strickland, simultaneously with XXYOUR MAYORXX and mayors from other major Ohio cities, will sign proclamations in support of The Ohio Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights.
At the same time, the grassroots movement called “Leave No Child Inside,” which has organizations in many regions of Ohio including XXYOUR CITYXX, will present a report of the problem in Ohio, progress already being made, and suggestions for future work.
In addition, Leave No Child Inside will be launching an educational campaign to provide families and schools with the support they need to encourage outdoor exploration.
SEPT 24, 2010
VIDEO SIMULCAST FROM MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Local Event: XXYOUR LOCATION HEREXX
Local successes, programs that work and people who are already making a difference here in XXX will be acknowledged and highlighted during the event.