Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Streets Alive partners with Dept. of Health/Lee to promote health and fun

BikeWalkLee is excited about the upcoming Streets Alive! event coming to downtown Fort Myers on November 10th.  Mark your calendars and plan to participate!  You'll be hearing more details in the next couple of months, including opportunities to volunteer.
Streets Alive! Lee
July 15, 2013
Contact: Kate Gooderham / 239) 489-2616 / kgooderham@comcast.net

Streets Alive partners with DOH-Lee to promote health and fun

Fort Myers, FL—Streets Alive is opening the streets for play in the process of making healthiness fun… and it’s coming to downtown Fort Myers soon.

Streets Alive of Lee County Inc. announces its founding sponsorship with the Florida Department of Health in Lee County. The support of this highly respected public health agency has helped fund the nonprofit start up to create the first Streets Alive event.

“Streets Alive is the perfect venue for Lee County families to enjoy exploration of healthy lifestyles,” said Judith Hartner, M.D., director of the Florida Department of Health in Lee County. “We can’t wait to get out on the streets and have fun, eat and drink healthier food and beverages, and check out the local businesses.”

Streets Alive! Lee will use the temporarily closed public streets to offer free activities such as walking, biking, skating, Zumba, hopscotch, dance and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, in the downtown Fort Myers River District.

Streets Alive features instructors offering a buffet of free and accessible games, sports, dance and other movement for attendees to try. There will be several Activity Villages where a variety of activities and instructions will be offered, along with a series of events taking advantage of the traffic-free downtown streets. Participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate, with the focus particularly being on easy-to-learn activities to get people moving.

The family-friendly Streets Alive will have local restaurants and outlets along the route offering food and beverages, highlighting their most delicious and nutritious menu items. A range of other vendors will also be participating in the festivities.

For more event information or sponsorship options, go to www.streetsalivelee.org.

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Streets Alive of Lee County Inc. is designed to close the streets to traffic and open them up for people to play, move and combine fun with health. The first signature event of the Healthy Lee Coalition is set for Sunday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Streets Alive of a tax-exempt 501c3 nonprofit based in Fort Myers, with long-term plans to schedule a series of fun and participatory events at sites throughout Lee County. Information is online at www.streetsalivelee.org

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