Statement as issued Friday by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana.
Fort Wayne, IN – Governor Mike Pence will make a visit to Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Wednesday, July 31 at 8:30 a.m. to walk with residents of the city and Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 13-County service area. The mile-long walk is part of a campaign Governor Pence and First Lady Karen Pence have unveiled to walk with Hoosiers throughout the state and promote a healthier lifestyle. Habitual walkers of two miles per day, Governor Pence and Karen have travelled all over the state to spread the message of what a healthier lifestyle can do for Indiana residents, while talking a little politics as well.
The walk will start at the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ headquarters, located at 1005 West Rudisill Boulevard. It will continue through Foster Park before reconvening back at the local agency. Refreshments will be provided. In addition to Big Brothers Big Sisters, this opportunity is open to the public but registration is required. To register to “Walk A Mile with Mike”, contact Lisa Sorg of Big Brothers Big Sisters at (260) 456-1600 or visit www.bbbsnei.org.
“We are excited that Governor Pence chose to start his walk at our headquarters, allowing us to share the importance of an active lifestyle with the ‘Bigs’ and Littles in our programs,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Josette Rider. “Governor Pence has a heart for children and understands that they are the key to driving the positive efforts of society. Our agency supports a very diverse community of Bigs and Littles covering a variety of ethnicities, cultures and demographics. In addition to reaching out to them, it will also give Governor Pence the opportunity to interact with a waiting list of children in need of mentors that consists of about 70% boys. Exposure to a male of his career status is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our kids.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana is a nonprofit organization that serves children in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties in Indiana and Branch, Hillsdale and St. Joseph counties in Michigan. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with measureable impact. For more information, to donate or to learn how you can help support our mission, contact Eric Pulley, Director of Marketing and Recruitment at 260-456-1600, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.bbbsnei.org.