MAYOR SLY JAMES CHALLENGES AFRICAN-AMERICAN KANSAS CITY TO SHAPE UP!!!
Actually, this is an important effort that acknowledges healthcare disparity. Take a look at Mayor Sly's latest fitness effort:
"Exercising in his suit and bow tie, Kansas City Mayor Sly James kicked off a city-wide fitness challenge Tuesday night called “One City, One Challenge.”
The goal is to encourage Kansas Citians, especially African Americans, to develop and maintain healthier lifestyles.
“Because of all the people in this city, we are the ones most likely to die young of things that we could be trying to prevent if we were more active and eating healthier foods,” James said."
And while Mayor Sly takes a great deal of kidding and criticism about his weight . . . What's encouraging is that OUR MAYOR KEEPS TRYING THESE FITNESS EFFORTS AND ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS even if there isn't a quick fix to this problem that plagues the nation.