The Healthy Communities 2030! Team has decided to join the WKBW Buffalo #BuffaloStrong Initiative where community members are challenged to respond to the COVID-19 Crisis. Participants in the challenge can buy a #BuffaloStrong t-shirt or hoodie, and $7 will go to FeedMore WNY, a local organization that provides meals for locally food-insecure residents. The Healthy Communities 2030! Team is excited to join efforts to promote community well-being by challenging community members to walk, run, or bike a 7k in #BuffaloStrong apparel and to challenge their friends and families to join the initiative!
Healthy Communities 2030! has launched a Facebook campaign to post a video of individuals outside, enjoying Western New York after purchasing #BuffaloStrong apparel to encourage our neighbors and community to get physically active and support organizations that are feeding our neighbors. The WKBW Team wants to see if Buffalo really is ‘the City of Good Neighbors’ and the Healthy Communities 2030! Team wants to help prove we are!
Lucy Connery, Co-Director of the Healthy Communities 2030! Initiative, states “We are so excited to be a part of the Buffalo Strong Movement because it aligns with our work in so many ways: promoting regular physical activity, building community social capital, and supporting those who are most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are so glad to support this important initiative and hope to spread it throughout the region!”
For more information on the #BuffaloStrong Initiative, contact the Healthy Communities Team at (716) 851-4052, email BeActive@City-Buffalo.org, or visit CreatingHealthyCommunities.org.