October 13, 2016
-Curlethia Sykes-Swanigan, Co-Chair of the 6th Annual “Boogie for Boobies.” Each year 10 Fitness, ABC Financial Services, and the Dark Hollow Community Development Corporation hosts “Boogie for Boobies” to support the Arkansas Susan G. Komen Foundation. The event will be held Friday, October 21st from 6:30pm-8:30pm at select 10 Fitness Locations in Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Conway and is open to the public. Central Arkansas Mixxedfit and Zumba certified Fitness instructors and enthusiast will lead the groups in fitness activities. Free healthy snacks and water will be provided to participants. Prizes will be given away throughout the night, including a one year Premium membership to 10 Fitness. Participating locations are Rodney Parham in Little Rock, JFK in North Little Rock, and Harkrider in Conway. Tickets are available at any these participating locations. For more information, visit “Boogie for Boobies” on Facebook or call 501-240-1413.
-Theresa Timmons-Shamberger of the Timmons Arts Foundation for Before the Ballot. Timmons Arts Foundation, Rock AR Vote, along with other organizations presents “Before the Ballot” moderated by Pastor Dwight Townsend, Tuesday, October 18th at 6pm at the Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. Voters will have the opportunity to hear and speak with the candidates on key issues that directly affect the quality of life in our community. This free event is open to the public and will provide light hor d’oeuvres and refreshments. For more information, call 501-258-8377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Lottie Shackleford and Connie Curry of The Little Rock Chapter of The Links, Inc. and Dr. Karen Crowell from UAMS for The 4th Annual Move Your Body Community Forum: Obesity in Children & Adsolescents. The Links, Inc. hosts this free event geared for the entire family providing healthy lunches, balls, bikes and more, Saturday, October 15th from 8am-1pm. Registration will be from 8am-10am onsite at the Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. Arkansas ranks the 6th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America released September 2016. Arkansas’d adult obesity rate is currently 34.5 percent, up from 21.9 percent in 2000 and from 17.0 percent in 1995. The childhood obesity rate for 10-17 year olds is 20%. The LR Chapter of The Links, Inc. wants to help reverse the trends in obesity rates. The change begins with our children receiving proper teaching of healthy habits and the training of our children and their parents/guardians. For more information, call 501-944-3049.