Mayor Benjamin selected as a Walgreens Award recipient
Posted: January 09, 2017
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was selected to be a Walgreens Happy & Healthy Communities Champion Award recipient, and he will be presented the award at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 at 4467 Devine St.
“This year, one of my goals is to treat my body like the temple it is, so I’m excited to be off to a great start by being selected as a Walgreens Happy & Healthy Communities Champion Award recipient,” said Mayor Benjamin. “Your health, both mental and physical, is a critical component of your life, so it’s important to give it the attention it deserves. I’m encouraging all citizens to lead happier and healthier lives.”
The Walgreens Happy & Healthy Communities Champion Award recognizes mayors that have cultivated health and wellness lifestyles in their cities and supported Walgreens efforts as a good local business and community partner. Mayor Benjamin was selected for his nationally-recognized work with Let’s Move! Columbia and efforts to combat childhood obesity.