The Walk of Hearts is a journey of hope intended to show kids that they are never alone as they fight to overcome childhood obesity
by living a healthier life. The biggest problems children struggling with obesity face is feeling that they are alone, and the lack of
proper guidance on how to lose weight. The people encouraging obese children to lose weight tend to instruct instead of properly
demonstrating how to lose weight. We need to do more than just jogging in place, or doing jumping jacks along side the kids. It’s
very likely that in their young minds these simple movements are easier for those who are fit and in shape, causing a disconnect
between the kids needing help and those trying to help them.
To combat this problem, Dahrnaz Tigner and Jabari Price are going to walk 1,300 miles (including stops) from Florida to The
White House. This is a heartfelt endeavor to show kids that there are people who are willing to go to extremes in order to help them
overcome childhood obesity. During this walk, Dahrnaz and Jabari plan to meet and invite several kids and organizations to
participate in “The Mile of Hearts”. During this event the kids will walk a mile with Dahrnaz and Jabari to motivate and encourage
them to get out and exercise. Our intent is to show kids that exercising can actually be fun while at the same time experiencing
a great sense of accomplishment. Losing weight doesn’t always have to feel like tedious work with rigid instructions.
Our goal is to give kids a sense of empowerment and control in their weight loss journeys. We want them to know that through
their own abilities and commitments they can make these healthy lifestyle changes for themselves. We will give them the necessary
tools needed to build a happy, and healthy future.