2023 Healthiest State Annual Walk

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The Healthiest State 13th Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, will be held on Wednesday, October 4. Since 2018, the Healthiest State Annual Walk has also served as a kick-off to Healthiest State Month, happening throughout October, encouraging Iowans to practice the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! habits. To learn more, visit IowaHealthiestState.com/5210.

The 2023 Annual Walk is an opportunity to join thousands of other Iowans statewide in walking for 30 minutes. Workplaces, schools, organizations and cities are all encouraged to register a walk! Being physically active is one of the most important steps that people of all ages and abilities can take to improve their health. Walking is an easy, accessible and affordable way to improve your physical, social and mental well-being. Whether you walk to clear your mind, connect with family, or for daily exercise, let us know what gets you moving with #WhyIWalk and #HSIWalk2023 on social media! http://www.iowahealthieststate.com


Donations are optional for the 2023 Healthiest State Annual Walk and if you are so kind to contribute, we suggest a donation of $50. The Iowa Healthiest State Initiative is a nonprofit organization that relies on donor support to continue its critical work. Your gift will help our efforts to create awareness and integrate solutions to improve the physical, social and mental well-being of Iowans so that every Iowan has the opportunity to live their healthiest life.

A $50 donation will help us:
1. Support Make It OK - A $50 donation covers the costs for one Make It OK Ambassador to be trained. These ambassadors then take what they’ve learned about mental illness and how to be supportive and spread the Make It OK message in their own communities to destigmatize mental illness, and begin important conversations around mental health.
2. Provide Healthy Incentives - A $50 donation provides 61 servings of produce to a food insecure family or individual in Iowa through our healthy incentives Double Up Food Bucks and Produce Rx programs.
3. Invest in 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! - A $50 donation goes towards the creation of exclusive resources and technical assistance for Iowa schools, early care sites, out-of-school programs, workplaces or health care clinics once they register to become a 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! site. 

Iowa Healthiest State Initiative is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit corporation, IRS Tax ID 45-4570642. All gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Thank you for considering a contribution! 

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