For Immediate Release
March 31, 2008

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

MEDIA ADVISORY: Capital City Wellness Project
News Conference Scheduled for Noon on Friday, April 4

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has scheduled a news conference to introduce the new Capital City Wellness Project at noon on Friday, April 4, on the south steps of the Statehouse. I n case of inclement weather, the news conference will instead take place on the 2nd floor rotunda.

The Capital City Wellness Project is a new local initiative created to encourage an increase in physical activity and consumption of fruits and vegetables for downtown Topeka employees.

At the news conference, Lt. Governor Parkinson, KDHE Secretary Roderick L. Bremby and Andy Corbin, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas will speak on the importance of integrating physical activity and better nutrition on a daily basis. A ceremonial walk will take place after the news conference and will be led by downtown business leaders. All downtown employees are encouraged to participate in the walk.

The Capital City Wellness Project is a collaborative effort with KDHE and area businesses, made possible with a grant from the Sunflower Foundation.

This new initiative supports the Healthy Kansas ( mission to eat healthy, increase activity, and reduce tobacco use among Kansans.