Rock-Walk the Red Rocks   Oct 13, 2007Place mouse over thumb-nail to enlarge image

On October 13, 2007, the Native American Tobacco Education (NATE) Program in collaboration with one of its' partners, the Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC), sponsored the Rock the Red Rocks Challenge. Rock the Red Rocks challenged the staff, clients, and friends of Indian organizations in Denver to climb the stairs at Red Rocks. A time limit was set for thirty minutes and team members walked up and down the stairs to get tickets. Each time an individual team member walked from the bottom to the top and back down they received a ticket, which was deposited into a team box. The team with the most tickets at the end of 30 minutes won lunch at Chipolte. There were six teams with about 125 people participating in the event.

The purpose of the event was to increase the American Indian community in Denver capacity for tobacco control by developing partnerships to promote responsible tobacco use in the Indian community of Denver, CO. The event was also co-sponsored by NACR's Native American Prevention of Obesity Grant. The NAPO Program gave out 80 pedometers to participants and shared information about healthy walking and exercise habits and the benefits to the body, mind, and spirit. A healthy brunch was served to all participants. Everyone who was there had a great time and got a good workout.

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