The vision and mission on the Sumner County Health Committee is to educate Sumner County residents of the link between the healthy lifestyle and a successful vibrant community. Bound together as one voice, members promote and provide resources while building strong networks within our communities. We strive to address the physical, mental, nutritional, and community concerns that are essential to a person's quality of life.
The Walk Across Sumner program is an initiative by the Sumner County Health Council to get the citizens of Sumner County moving in any form of physical activity for 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week. The program needs sponsors in many ways:
- Prizes at Sumner County Events
- Promotional materials - pedometers, water bottles, etc.
- Giveaways for participants
- Programs & Events that support the mission of Walk Across Sumner
We are currently planning the 7th Annual Walk Across Sumner campaign (Sept. 3 – Oct. 1). Walk Across Sumner is a county-wide plan that includes a 4 week walking program (complete with a kick-off event and a closing celebration). Participants in the Walk Across Sumner program are encouraged to walk 34.5 miles (the distance across Sumner County – corner to corner) either in their own neighborhoods or by hitting local greenways and walking trails at parks throughout the county. In 2016, we had over 1,500 Walk Across Sumner participants, over 1,200 people present at our 2016 closing event, Fitness Festival, and raised nearly $6,000 for elementary physical education programs across the country.
Benefits of sponsoring Walk Across Sumner include sponsor logo on the website and promotion at events and on Facebook.
CLICK HERE to download the Sponsor Form.