LiveWell Lawrence will mark its fifth anniversary with a community celebration from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., in Lawrence. The event is free and open to the public.
LiveWell Lawrence is a coalition of more than 100 community members working together to make it easier for Douglas County residents to eat healthy foods, be physically active and live tobacco free.
LiveWell has played a key role in supporting a number of community initiatives, including passage of a Complete Streets Policy in Lawrence, adoption of school marathon clubs and school gardens, and the establishment of WorkWell Lawrence, a network of employers working to create a culture of health in the workplace. LiveWell has received more than $500,000 during the past five years from the Kansas Health Foundation, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Dr. Robert Moser, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, will attend the celebration event and recognize LiveWell as being a state leader in health. Douglas County Commissioner Mike Gaughan and Lawrence Mayor Michael Dever also will talk about LiveWell’s impact on the community. Additionally, LiveWell founder Marilyn Hull, of the Douglas County Community Foundation, will be honored for her efforts in helping to establish LiveWell.