Jessica Tunon, Founder and CEO (571) 969-5988

New startup company Netwalking® LLC will make its debut at the
2nd National Walking Summit to discuss the need for “Walkable Communities”

Washington, DC – October 20, 2015 – For two days, October 29-30th, Netwalking, LLC will host several sessions at the 2nd Annual National Walking Summit hosted at The Hyatt Regency presented by “The Every Body Walk! Collaborative and America Walks.”

A special feature about the Netwalking® sessions is that seven speakers will come along on the netwalk to discuss the future of health, the importance of healthy communities and exercise. Speakers include Vanessa Garrison, a national inspritator and leader co-founder of Girl Trek; Ken Rose, Acting Branch Chief of the CDC Physical Activity and Health Program Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity and is a long-time leader on connecting public health and the build environment issues; Marla Hollander, National Partnerships Manager for the Voices for Healthy Kids; Barbara McCann, the Director, Office of Safety, Energy and Environment at the US Department of Transportation; Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chair of the Board of 8 80 Cities; and Dr. Bob Sallis, a family physician and sports medicine expert.

We highly enjoyed the inaugural Walking Summit in Washington, DC in 2013. And this year, we are happy to play a bigger role by taking the participants on insightful netwalks around the nation’s capital and having a talk on “Exploring Walking from a Woman’s Point of View,” said Netwalking founder, Jessica Tunon.

“Walking can improve our health, reduce our healthcare costs, provide equal transportation access for everyone, clean our environment, improve the economic viability of our downtowns, and more. America Walks is excited to feature Netwalks at the National Walking Summit, as way to walk our talk, pairing conference participants to learn from leaders and visionaries to discuss issues pertinent to their work while walking and seeing great sites,” said Scott Bricker, Executive Director of America Walks.

The National Walking Summit is the premier opportunity for national organizations, companies, agencies, and local partners to convene to share best practices and stories, increase the visibility of these key issues, build support among federal agencies, and create momentum for the work ahead. For registration and program information visit the Twitter handle @Netwalking and use hashtags #netwalkws and #walkingsummit to join the conversation.

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About America Walks
America Walks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit national organization is leading the way in making America a great place to walk. We provide a voice for walking and walkable communities with federal agencies, provide strategy support, training and technical assistance to statewide, regional, and local organizations, and serve as the convener of the national Every Body Walk! Collaborative. Together, America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative boast 700 allied organizations who across the nation are working to increase walking and make America a better place to walk.

About Netwalking
Netwalking is a D.C.-based professional services firm providing a mobile space for group walking meetings. Our social engagement platform engages your most valuable asset – your people. We help foster relationships and enhance well-being which can ultimately increase productivity and improve quality of life. In 2015, Netwalking joined the President’s Challenge Team as a President’s Challenge Advocate.