Those working to make the La Crosse community healthier are being recognized as heroes.
A breakfast ceremony Friday morning at Myrick Park Center honors the 2017 Healthy Living Heroes as announced by the Healthy Living Collaboration. The group said it's an effort to acknowledge and show gratitude to the many organizations and individuals who are making healthy options more readily available.
"The easier it is to make healthy choices, be physically active and be tobacco free, the easier it is to follow through with that," said coordinator Paula Silha.
The 2017 Healthy Living Heroes are...
Youth Award: 7 Rivers Students
Individual Award: Linda Riddle, People's Food Co-op
- Hon. Mention: Tyler Heinz, Grand Bluff Running
Organization Award: Pioneering Healthier Communities.
- Hon. Mention: WisCorps