In the wave of parties and politics inundating Washington D.C. this weekend for inauguration festivities, it could be easy to forget to focus on the most valuable asset that this nation has to offer the world, our kids. Luckily, 9 year old Chi Chi Monet, inspirational rapper, and Sports Zone Greenbelt in Betway Plaza Mall keep children in the front of their minds so we can keep them at the top of our hearts. This Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 1 to 5 p.m., Chi Chi and Sports Zone present 'Get Kids Movin' Part II', a free inauguration event for the whole family focusing on fitness and the fight against childhood obesity. The regional Get Kids Movin' campaign received its inspiration from First Lady Michelle Obama’s national “Let’s Move “ campaign started in President Obama’s first term, which aims to keep children active in an age of electronics and convenience.
In 2008,around the same time that the First Family moved into the White House, the Center for Disease Control reports that more than 33% of children and adolescents were obese or overweight. While the reasons why Michelle Obama, mother of two, would take such a strong stance in the fight against childhood obesity, the question remains as to what motivated little Chi Chi Monet to be at the forefront of such a huge battle. Chi Chi explains, “Michelle Obama’s 'Move' campaign made me want to get involved, and I want to help end childhood obesity, because I want everyone to be healthy, exercise and stay in shape.” With a goal that encompasses everyone, it is no wonder that Saturday’s event is slated to be one that the whole family will not only enjoy, but benefit from, parents and kids alike.
Chi Chi will be joined by soul singer and Apollo champion Reesa Renee Saturday, who will also be signing her album at the event. There will also be healthy eating presentations, a children’s shoe fashion show, a dance class and other events for the whole family to participate in. Although the event is free, if you do plan on attending, it is encouraged that you RSVP for the children here to ensure participation in activities. To keep the bodies pumping and the party going, DJ Heat, of WPGC 95.5 will be providing the music that the whole family can enjoy.