During the summer we told you about Lee County's inaugural Streets Alive! event (see below) and said we'd be back in September with a call for volunteers...so we're back!
What: Streets Alive! was created to incorporate fun, fitness and food to promote healthier lifestyles by temporarily closing streets to motor vehicles and opening them for people to have fun and get active. (It's our local version of a "Ciclovia").
The free, family-friendly event includes a fair-like setting where participants will be encouraged to have some human-powered fun--walking, biking, jogging, Zumba, hopscotch, skateboarding, street games, jump rope, yoga, dancing, and more--in a series of activity villages along a 2-3 mile route. Along the route, local restaurants and outlets will be offering food and beverages, highlighting their most delicious and nutritious menu items.
When: Sunday, Nov. 10th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Downtown Fort Myers River District (see map for details)
Sponsor: Healthy Lee Coalition, a movement created to empower and inspire the people of Lee County regarding healthy lifestyle choices through education and action. BikeWalkLee is among the many coalition members.
Volunteer Opportunities: This is a large event spread out over 2-3 mile route and there's a need for many volunteers (100-200).
Here are some of the jobs volunteers are needed for:
There are two shifts: 8-11:30 a.m.; and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Benefits: (in addition to being part of a wonderful community event)
A free t-shirt
A chance to win a weekend at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva
How to sign-up: Go to Streets Alive Lee website: www.streetsalivelee.org/ and click on "Get involved" link on left hand panel. There you'll see all the information about how to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Giraldo (firstname.lastname@example.org, 239-321-7926)
Please help the organizers by signing up to volunteer NOW, and help recruit more volunteers by spreading the word to your neighbors, friends, and co-workers. Thanks!
BikeWalkLee will have a booth with lots of interesting activities planned, so stay tuned for an upcoming blog post for more details.
Thank you for being part of making Lee County a healthier community!
Previous BikeWalkLee blog posts on Streets Alive!:
July 31, 2013, "Streets Alive set as signature Healthy Lee event"
July 10, 2013, "Moser column: Streets! to fill downtown with human motion"