Go Red for Women Scavenger Hunt kicking off Feb. 27 and 28

WORCESTER CO., Md. – It is almost time to get your sneakers ready and head out to parks throughout Worcester County to find rocks.

The Worcester County Health Department is kicking off their Go Red For Women Scavenger Hunt to bring a focus onto heart health.

Here’s how it works: residents can walk around Bird Park, Cypress Park, or Stephen Decatur Park and look for rocks decorated with health messages on them. People can then take pictures of those rocks, send them to the health department, and be submitted into a raffle to win a prize.

Health officials tell us this is just a way to get people outside moving, exercising their bodies and their brains.

“All of these other health stories haven’t gone away with covid, so we still want people to be mindful with covid of heart health, and February is the perfect time to talk about it as February is heart health awareness month,” Travis Brown with the Health Department said. “Diabetes, and smoking cessation… really all of the things that have been kind of drowned out by the conversation of covid, they are still there, they’re still important, they are still a piece of that puzzles that compromises and shows people’s total health.”

The scavenger hunt was originally set to take place this weekend, but because of expected snow and rain, health officials are now kicking things off on February 27 and 28.

 

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