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News Release

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Director, Federal Officials and Athletes to Launch Wellness Campaign for Federal Workers

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry will promote the Feds Get Fit wellness awareness campaign for Federal employees with a noontime rally on the National Mall on Tuesday, October 27. He will be joined by other Administration officials, athletes and Federal employees in this event.

Who: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry

- USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan

- Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh

- Acting Director of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Rear Admiral Penelope Slade-Sawyer

- Darryl Haley, former NFL player for the New England Patriots and WHUR personality.

- Lorenzo Alexander of the Washington Redskins

What: Announcement of "Feds Get Fit" Wellness Campaign

Noontime rally to announce the campaign, coupled with a fitness walk and wellness expo for Federal workers and their families.

When: Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Afternoon media interviews will be conducted between 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.)

Where: National Mall

(Between 7th Street, NW, and 14th Street, NW)

*Media should report to the media tent located on the National Mall near 7th Street, NW. Satellite vehicles can locate parking at a reserved area on 7th Street, NW, between Madison Drive, NW, and Jefferson Drive, SW, or at other locations on the National Mall.

Media wishing to attend the event should contact OPM's Office of Communications and Public Liaison at 202-606-2402.

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