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Bulls join Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to tip-off "Walk Across Illinois" fitness initiative

Gov. Quinn is calling on all Illinois residents to walk 167 miles during 2012 to improve their health
Bulls Ambassador Sidney Green and Benny the Bull, along with former Bears linebacker Otis Wilson, joined Illinois Governor Pat Quinn at the United Center to tip-off the Governor’s “Walk Across Illinois” fitness initiative.

January 6, 2012 -- Bulls Ambassador Sidney Green and Benny the Bull joined Illinois Governor Pat Quinn at a press conference on Friday at the United Center to tip-off the Governor’s “Walk Across Illinois” fitness initiative.

The Governor is calling on all Illinois residents to walk 167 miles during 2012 to improve their health. Fans can accept the “Walk Across Illinois” challenge by visiting www.walkacrossillinois.org.

“As the New Year gets underway, many Illinois residents are already making the commitment to get fit and live healthier,” Governor Quinn said. “Together, we can make 2012 a year of fitness by accepting the challenge to add a half-mile of walking to each day.”

Governor Quinn initially launched “Walk Across Illinois” 10 years ago to bring attention to the need for access to decent healthcare. The Governor has converted it into a fitness challenge for 2012 to bolster efforts to improve the health of Illinois residents. Participants who complete the challenge within the year will receive a certificate from the Governor honoring their achievement.