FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Karla Goldstein
LOCAL LEADERS ON THE MOVE
Governor, Mayor, County Executive and Area CEOs Join Spirit of
St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend to Announce Details
of NEW CEO WELLNESS CAMPAIGN
ST. LOUIS, MO— Governor Matt Blunt, Mayor Francis G. Slay, County Executive
Charlie Dooley, Clayton Mayor Ben Uchitelle and Debra Hollingsworth, Vice
President-External Affairs AT&T Missouri, joined Nancy Lieberman,
president and J.Kim Tucci, chair of Spirit of St. Louis Marathon & Family
Fitness Weekend to announce the details of the organization's newest
event, the CEO WELLNESS CAMPAIGN at a news conference held today at St.
Louis City Hall.
"The focus of the CEO WELLNESS CAMPAIGN is not to determine the fastest or
the fittest CEO in the metropolitan area, but rather for CEO's,
individually and collectively, to challenge the St. Louis community to get
fit and participate in the Family Fitness Weekend on April 14 & 15, 2007,"
Several area leaders are participating including: Cindy Brinkley - AT&T;
Ralph Clermont - KPMG; Mike DeCola - Mississippi Lime Co; Steve Hurster -
Bohn & Dawson; Tom Irwin - Civic Progress; Chris Miget - FRI Resources;
Patricia Nooney - CB Richard Ellis, Inc; Vic Richey - Esco Technologies
Inc; Randy Schilling - Quilogy; Gregory Smith - Husch Eppenberger; Rick
Sullivan - McBride & Son Companies; Steve Sumner - Data Max; and Mike
Zychinski - Deloitte & Touche.
"We are thrilled to launch the CEO WELLNESS CAMPAIGN as part of our efforts
to inspire St. Louisans to make fitness a priority in their daily lives.
Participating CEOs are wonderful role models who proactively set the stage
for their employees to take action, create a healthier environment in the
work place and improve the quality of life for the community," said Tucci.
In addition, Governor Matt Blunt announced that he will be running the four
person Marathon Relay. The Governor also presented Lieberman and Tucci
with a proclamation recognizing the immense impact that the organization's
Read, Right & Run Marathon has on the development of children.
Nearly 3,000 students, representing 80 schools, participating in the Read,
Right & Run marathon are expected to cross the finish line on race day.
This accomplishment will equate to 78,000 books, 78,000 good deeds and
78,600 miles of exercise! The program has been named one of the largest
children's marathons in the country by Running USA and endorsed by the
Each of the speakers applauded the Spirit of St. Louis Marathon & Family
Fitness Weekend for their year around efforts to challenge St. Louisans to
set attainable goals and get fit. "Fitness and a healthy lifestyle are
issues we cannot afford to ignore," said Mayor Francis G. Slay. The
successful future of our community depends on the overall wellness of the
people who live here."
Now in its seventh year, the Spirit of St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness
Weekend is scheduled for April 14 – 15, 2007. Missouri's premier family
fitness event will feature seven events designed to encourage people of all
ages and athletic abilities to engage in different running and
walking-related fitness activities. Nearly 17,000 people are expected to
Registration forms and more information are available at
www.stlouismarathon.com or by calling (314) 727-0800. Spirit of Saint Louis
Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend, a non profit organization, was founded
in 1999 with a mission to encourage people of all ages and athletic
abilities to engage in fitness activities.