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SwimmerDear Senior Athlete,

On the road to the 2010 Bay Area Senior Games, we will be sending you an almost weekly update with information and announcements. Important this week is the news about 23andMe and the Senior Games Genome Project. (See the next article for details.)

And we are proud to announce a FREE Community Walk on Sunday, April 11 at 8:30 am on the Stanford Athletic Fields.

Please remember that details, entry blanks and on - line registration are available via our new website at www.bayareaseniorgames.org or call 650.323.9400 x18
or shoot us an email at info@bayareaseniorgames.org.

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Do you have Golden Genes?   

Let's find out.


The 2010 Bay Area Senior Games organizers are excited to announce a partnership with 23andMe to include Bay Area Senior Games athletes in the Senior Games Genome Project.


This project was launched at the 2009 Summer National Senior Games held at Stanford last summer.  Nearly 5,000 senior athletes participated last year and now it is your turn. 


As part of the project, all athletes competing in the 2010 Bay Area Senior Games are eligible to receive 23andMe's Personal Genome Service at no cost. 


Based on your genes, you can learn things like:

o   Whether you're more inclined to sprinting or endurance events.

o   Where your ancestors lived, and how they got there.

o   How your genes affect your risk for diabetes, cancer, arthritis and dozens of other diseases.


Come by the 23andMe booth near athlete registration on 4/10 or 4/11 to receive your free kit (a $499 value) and learn how to participate.


Visit www.23andMe.com for more information about 23andMe.



P.S. If you are already part of the Senior Games Genome Project, stop by the booth or plan to attend the conference at Stanford on 4/9 where 23andMe will give the latest updates on the project.



                Community Walk Added to 2010 Bay Area Senior Games

Everyone's invited to Join the Free Community Walk


March 8, 2010 - Palo Alto, CA.....Organizers of the 2010 Bay Area Senior Games in partnership with the Lifelong Fitness Alliance today announced the addition of a Community Walk to the upcoming multi-sport event, to be held April 11, beginning at 8:30 am at Stanford.


Dr. Walter Bortz says, "Taking a walk is more valuable than acres of pharmacies. I encourage everyone within eye shot to take the walk with us."


Anne Warner Cribbs, President and CEO of the 2010 Bay Area Senior Games explains, "We are delighted to include a free community walk in the 2010 Bay Area Senior Games.  We hope that everyone, no matter what age, interested in health and fitness will join us.  And for those wanting to compete in future Senior Games, this walk can be the first step."

While the walk is free to all, organizers request that participants register at www.lifelongfitnessalliance.org


The walk will start at 8:30am, with participants meeting at Pac 10 Plaza on Nelson Road, just outside Sunken Diamond. The walk will be 30 - 60 minutes on a route around the Stanford athletic facilities. 

Lifelong Fitness Alliance is a non-profit organization that offers a community-wide walking program to promote regular exercise and good nutrition, and help improve overall health and wellbeing.  Stepping Strong is a ten-week walking and wellness program developed in collaboration with AARP. The program benefits many people who are sedentary and become motivated by the ambassador-led and pedometer-based group program.  Visit the new website at www.lifelongfitnessalliance.org.


Dear Senior Athlete - I hope you are as excited as I am about the upcoming Bay Area Senior Games.  The registration deadline is approaching quickly. Paper registrations must be postmarked by April 1 (not an April Fool's deadline but a real deadline) and on-line registrations must be in by April 5

Please help us spread the word and tell your friends about the 2010 Bay Area Senior Games, the FREE community walk and the opportnity to find out if you have Golden Genes and be part of the 23andMe Senior Games Genome Project!

All the best,
Anne Warner Cribbs
Director, Bay Area Senior Games
Olympian 1960