First Steps to a Healthy Kansas

The following information is a challenge to the people of Kansas from Steve Coen, KHF President and CEO.

Let’s Take the First Steps Together

Whether your tennis shoes are gathering dust in the closet, or covering miles on Kansas roads, I invite you to lace them up and join me for a 2-mile journey. You can walk, or you can run, but either way, this is a step in the right direction for our health. I will be taking part in the 2-mile Family Walk at the Kansas Health Foundation River Run on Saturday, June 3rd in Wichita, but you can join me from anywhere!

When: Saturday, June 3rd

Where: Anywhere in Kansas (wherever you are!)

Celebrate Your Steps!

I’m inviting everyone across Kansas, including community leaders and elected officials, to join me in this renewed commitment to health. Participation is easy! Just take those first steps! No need to register or fill out any forms, but we’d love to see you celebrate your steps! Use the hashtag #FirstStepsKS on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to inspire other Kansans to join in.

Thank you for your consideration, and I hope you’ll join me on this First Steps journey.


Steve Coen, President & CEO, Kansas Health Foundation

If you’d like to join me during the Wichita RiverRun event, you can sign up for any of the races or walks here:


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