Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I’m A Star students host 6th Let’s Move Jax

In an ongoing mission to make Jacksonville the healthiest city in the nation, students in the I’m A Star Foundation are hosting their 6th annual “Let’s Move Jacksonville” event.  The FREE festival, which mirrors First Lady Michelle Obama’s movement to end Childhood Obesity, will be held Saturday, Dec.10th, at the Baseball Grounds (home of the new Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp), at 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida; from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Everyone is welcome, from ages 1 to 100. Activities include relay races, football, soccer, dance contests, healthy food demonstrations, health screenings and more.  Entry is FREE!  Food is FREE!  Parking will be $5 in Lots P, M, & N.  Please, register HERE for Let’s Move Jacksonville.  $1000 will be awarded to the organization that brings the largest crowd.

“We are excited to partner with I’m a Star Foundation and host Let’s Move Jacksonville at the ballpark,” said Jumbo Shrimp General Manager Harold Craw. “We are proud to support an event and organization focused on community wellness and youth empowerment.”

Students in the I’m A Star Foundation have been at the forefront of combatting childhood obesity since 2009. The first Let’s Move Jacksonville event was held in 2010 at a parking lot at Edward Waters College, and has evolved to attract 3,000+ people.  In 2015, Let’s Move Jacksonville recorded 3000+ attendees. Since last year, Jacksonville has moved from #37 to #34 on a list of healthy cities.

#LetsMoveMonday: Get ready for the event by participating in the #LetsMoveMonday challenge on social media. Every Monday, share a photo or video to Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, showing us how you get active.  Please tag I’m A Star Foundation and use hashtag #LetsMoveMonday.

About I’m A Star Foundation:
, a national social media movement empowering teens to post about healthy eating and fitness. In 2016, the U.S. Surgeon General visited Jacksonville to show support for the initiative, calling it a “model for the nation.” Students on ABC7 Chicago

Rosa Parks Produce Market, a student-run farmers’ market located at Rosa Parks Transit Station in Jacksonville, FL, provides a solution to food deserts. In partnership with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, the market offers fresh fruits and vegetables for sale to 11,000 riders daily.

Jacksonville HELPS
(Homeless Students Empowered through Leadership, Partnership & Service), a student-led initiative which has raised $57,000 for homeless students in Duval County via two celebrity basketball games.  To learn more, visit the “I’m a Star Foundation”.

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