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Listen to the 2013 Count Your Steps Kick Off Podcast.
Join Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, in celebrating the 10th anniversary of my Count Your Steps (CYS) initiative to combat child obesity!
Patterson launched CYS in 2004 after learning that our children and grandchildren were forecast to have a shorter life span than their parents due to the rise in child obesity. His hope is that CYS will reverse that trend in Oakland County and set an example for others to follow.
CYS is a pedometer walking program for 3rd- and 4th-graders designed to get kids active and eating healthy fruits and vegetables. Since its inception, 188,000 elementary students have participated in CYS walking more than 17 billion steps or 341 times around the Earth.