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KC man wants to 'clean up' health of neighborhood

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KC man wants to 'clean up' health of neighborhood

KC man wants to 'clean up' health of neighborhood

A Kansas City man known for building a golf course in his childhood neighborhood is hoping to transform his community once again.

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KC man wants to 'clean up' health of neighborhood

TONIGHT A KANSAS CITYNEIGHBORHOOD ISKICKING OFF A HEALTHCHALLENGE.AND THEY HAVE BIGGERGOALS THAN SIMPLYLOSING WEIGHT.ONLY ON 41 ACTION NEWS- REPORTER ARIELROTHFIELD SHOWS USHOW SHEDDING SOMEPOUNDS COULD ADD ONYEARS TO THECOMMUNITY'S LIFEEXPECTANCY RATE.FROM GARBAGE TO A GOLFCOURSEBLIGHT TO A BASKETBALLCOURTYOU MIGHT SAY THE MANWHO HELPED BUILD THISWOULD ENJOY A GAMEBUT HE'S NOT SLOWINGDOWN.HE'S TAKING ANOTHERSHOT...... AT TRYING TO BETTERHIS COMMUNITYChris Harris/ Harris ParkIf we can clean up thiscommunity and this zip code,then we can try and clean upour healthCHRIS HARRIS HAS SPENTYEARS TRANSFORMINGHARRIS PARK AT 40TH ANDWAYNE AVENUE... A COMMUNITY THATSTRUGGLES WITH HEALTHAriel Rothfield/ 41 Action NewsThe life expectancy isn't ashigh as other neighborhoods.Here someone can expect tolive to 76.While someone ten minutesaway on the Plaza can expectto live 9 years longerSO TOGETHER WITHTRUMAN MEDICAL CENTERHARRIS IS HOPING TOTRANSFORM HISNEIGHBORS, QUIETLITERALLYJoe Williamson/ FitnessChallenge ParticipantToday I got my weight taken, Iwas a little overweight.

I gotmy blood taken.STARTING A COMMUNITYWEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAMTHAT IS ABSOLUTELY FREEAMONG THOSEPARTICIPATING-- KIMRANDOLPHKim Randolph/ FitnessChallenge ParticipantTransformation is good,change is good.LIKE OTHERS IN LINE, SHEGOT HER BLOODPRESSURE CHECKED ANDHER BLOOD DRAWNSHE EVEN RECEIVEDPRODUCE TO MAKE A NEWHEALTHY RECIPEKim Randolph/ FitnessChallenge ParticipantTo be able to come here andget all of our results, rightnowin the moment, it's reallyimportant.

It's a great way toget us encouragedAND THAT IS EXACTLYWHAT HARRIS HOPES FORENCOURAGEMENT NOTONLY FOR THIS EVENT ...BUT FOR THIS PARK ANDTHE COMMUNITYChris Harris/ Harris ParkContinue to clean up, clean upthe health, clean up thecommunity and I think we canexpand that life expectancy fora minute and try and make itlongerREPORTING IN KANSASCITYARIEL ROTHFIELD 41ACTION NEWSWE TOOK A CLOSER LOOKAT OTHERNEIGHBORHOODS INKANSAS CITYTHESE ARE THE FIVE ZIPCODES THAT HAVE THELOWEST LIFE EXPECTANCYRATE - MEANINGNEIGHBORS IN THOSE ZIPCODES ARE EXPECTED TODIE 13 TO 15 SOONERTHAN OTHER PEOPLE INOTHER NEIGHBORHOODS.FACTORS INCLUDEVIOLENCE, A LACK OFEDUCATION ANDECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.ALL OF WHICH THEKANSAS CITY, MISSOURIHEALTH DEPARTMENT ISWORKING TO IMPROVE.




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