DOH-Lee sponsors Streets Alive Lee Nov. 10

Streets Alive LogoFort Myers, FL—The Florida Department of Health in LeeCounty is excited to announce its founding sponsorship of Streets Alive Lee, a non-profit business dedicated to opening streets, temporarily closed to motor vehicles, for residents and visitors to be active and have fun.

“Streets Alive Lee is the perfect venue for LeeCounty families to enjoy exploration of healthy lifestyles,” said Judith Hartner, M.D. director of the Florida Department of Health in LeeCounty. “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. November 10, 2013 in the downtown Fort Myers River District.

Streets Alive Lee hosts activity instructors who offer a buffet of free entry-level games, sports, dance and other movement for attendees to try. There will be several Activity Villages where the smorgasbords of movement will be centered, but there will also be free-flowing opportunities to run, skate or bike.

The family-oriented Streets Alive Lee will have local restaurants and markets along the route vending food and beverages. They will highlight their most delicious and nutritious menu items.

Streets Alive Lee County, Inc. is a charitable 501(c)3 tax exempt organization actively writing grants and soliciting sponsors to support its events. Following the Fort Myers event, subsequent Streets Alive Lee events are planned for Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and the Estero area.

For more information or to sponsor an event, go to www.streetsalivelee.org.

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