The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA is joining other Ys across the country for America on the Move week, Sept. 23 through Sept. 30. Through a partnership with the America on the Move Foundation, the local Y is aiming to inspire individuals and families to adopt healthier lifestyles through "small steps" to get them active and moving. The week kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 23 with a five mile walk, where participants will leave from either of the foothill facilities -- the Verdugo Hills or Crescenta-Cañada YMCA -- and meet in the middle at Pennsylvania Avenue in La Crescenta.
"The whole idea of this week is to try to get our members and others in the community to be proactive in our nation's ongoing fight against obesity and unhealthy lifestyle choices," said Rosanne Malogolowkin, associate executive director at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA. "The walk on Saturday is a great way to get things started, and will include free tee-shirts for the first 140 participants to sign up as well as other prizes and refreshments."