The goal of the 6th annual Walk-To-Live Festival is to bring awareness to childhood obesity in a healthy and active way—by walking. The event includes a 3.68 mile walk around Prospect Park, free CPR training, blood pressure screenings, arts & crafts, raffle drawings and prizes, music, dancing, and more.
“Childhood obesity remains prevalent in New York City families, especially among families of color, and it’s ever critical that we take a stand,” Imani House Director, Bisi Ideraabdullah, said in a statement announcing the event.
“In today’s digital world, where technology causes us to be more sedentary, children need to have fun, engaging opportunities to be active and exercise, especially with their friends and family,” she added.
Born and raised in Bed-Stuy’s Marcy Projects, Ideraabdullah founded Imani House in 1990 to offer support and services to marginalized communities in Brooklyn and Liberia. The non-profit organization has grown over the years to assist low-income youth, families, and immigrants in creating sustainable neighborhoods by providing after-school programs for children, literacy programs for adults, and various other development programs, according to the organization’s Facebook page. Imani House’s office is located on 5th Avenue in Park Slope.
All are welcome to join the Walk-to-Live event. Those who wish to participate in the walk should register here. Registration is $10 for adults and free for children. All proceeds will support Imani House’s health and wellness initiative as well as its youth and family programs.
Imani House Walk-To-Live Festival
Saturday, June 2, 9:30am to 3pm
Prospect Park, Grecian Shelter (enter Prospect Park at Parkside Avenue)
Free entertainment and activities, $10 registration fee for the 3.68 mile walk around Prospect Park