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Brothers poised to walk the journey of a lifetime from Florida to Washington, D.C.

Brothers-poisedBrothers poised to walk the journey of a lifetime from Florida to Washington, D.C.

POMPANO BEACH, FL – A journey begins with a vision, passion, and a determination to reach a desired outcome, and on Saturday, June 18, 2016, Dahrnaz Tigner will commence making his vision into reality when he starts The Walk of Hearts, a 1,300-mile journey from Florida to the nation’s capital, to continue bringing awareness to childhood obesity.

Tigner, along with his younger brother, Minnesota Vikings Cornerback Jabari Price, will walk the eastern seaboard, with stops along the way in various cities and townships, encouraging youth and families to get in on the action and start walking their way to better health.

Each day, the duo plans to walk at least 30 miles (depending upon weather, detours, and traffic patterns) and encourage others, through social media, to join them for a portion of the walk. This has been Tigner’s goal for the past four years: to get involved with helping youth and families who struggle with child obesity, to overcome this challenge through support, nutrition, exercise and will-power. Tigner believes that “only when you sacrifice yourself for what you believe in, will you believe in whatever it is you are sacrificing yourself for.” Tigner’s personal connection with this struggle is his younger sister, who has struggled with obesity for most of her life. She has tried everything to become physically fit like her three brothers, but lacked the energy and willpower because she felt emotionally depleted and alone during her attempts to conquer her situation.

Tigner’s goal on this mission is to encourage youth and families to get moving this summer and join him by walking at least a mile a day for better health and to prevent childhood obesity. It should take approximately six weeks to reach Washington, D.C., with the hope that the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, will join them to further reinforce her Let’s Move campaign and encourage youth and families to take advantage of nature and walking trails with-in their communities.

For more information, or to contribute to The Walk of Hearts, visit www.thewalkofhearts.org or call (954) 812-3373.  You can also follow the journey live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thewalkofhearts.

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