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Cedar Rapids takes another step toward Blue Zone Designation

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Leaders in Cedar Rapids took another step to become a Blue Zones Community Thursday.

They held a "Blue Starts with You" event.

Blue Zone communities are areas that pledge to lead healthier, more active lifestyles, helping people live into their 90s and 100s.

The purpose of Thursday night's event was to gather input and gain supporters.

"We are trying to get as many folks as we can engaged and ready to help work together to make us a healthier community," said Jeni Palmer, HealthCorps Member at Linn County Public Health.

Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Mason City and Spencer were all chosen as Blue Zone communities earlier this year.

Cedar Rapids was not chosen in that round but will re-apply by Monday.

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