GO Lake Forest New Community Movement & Kick-Off Event Announced
(Lake Forest, IL) May 9, 2018 – The City of Lake Forest announces GO Lake Forest, a new community wellness movement designed to increase community health through activity, education and collaboration.
GO Lake Forest is a partnership with several Lake Forest community organizations and the Lake County Health Department to promote its new health initiative, GO Lake County. The goal of GO Lake County and GO Lake Forest is to improve the health of Lake County residents by promoting the simple act of walking as a means to improve health.
“We want to create a culture in our community that promotes physical movement. GO Lake Forest is designed to encourage everyone to make a commitment to themselves and get moving for 30 minutes each day. Our beautiful parks, lakefront, trails, and open lands are the perfect setting for being active,” explained Sally Swarthout, Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry for the City of Lake Forest.
The GO Lake Forest Community Walk Kick-Off Event will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 9:00am. Participants will meet at the downtown Lake Forest Metra Station (316 East Deerpath) and walk north along the North Shore Bike Path for one mile, turn around and walk one mile south. Parking will be available at the Gorton Community Center and also at the Metra lot located at the northwest corner of Westminster and McKinley. Street parking will also be available. All parking is first-come first-served. Souvenir water bottles will be provided to the first 300 participants.
Many GO Lake Forest community partners will be in attendance at the event including local elected officials, businesses, schools, etc. including representatives from Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest Open Lands, Lake Forest College, Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest Scouts, and CROYA.
To learn more about GO Lake Forest, visit our website. Use #golakeforest to be a part of the conversation and movement.
Submitted by the City of Lake Forest