Enjoy your yoga on the mat for 25 days, while your $25 tax-deductible donation works off the mat in support of LIFT - Levántate. We provide free multi-cultural nutrition, cooking, gardening, fitness and wellness programs, as well as resources to low-income communities.
Your "25 Days for $25 Donation" Unlimited Yoga Class pass is valid at all YogaWorks Northern California Studios located in Larkspur, Mill Valley, San Francisco and Walnut Creek.
Peet's Corte Madera is matching your donations to our Girls Running Group!
Stop by Peet's Coffee & Tea Corte Madera and make a donation to LIFT-Levántate's Girls Running Group. They're matching every dollar, up to $1,000. The Girls Running Group was selected as this location's recipient of their Holiday Donations Program. Come by to support these teen girls' commitment to wellness!
Save your grocery shopping for Wednesday, December 5th! Whole Foods Market Novato is donating 5% of the day's sales to LIFT-Levántate! Support seed-to-table school programs, fitness education, food distribution sites for food insecure families and more - just by shopping at Whole Foods Novato on 12/5!
Stop by lululemon athletica Corte Madera on Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd to vote for LIFT-Levántate to win a donation from lululemon's athletica's Charitable Giving Program. LIFT-Levántate was selected as one of three organizations for our work promoting healthy bodies and minds. Bring your friends and family and vote for LIFT-Levántate to support equitable community wellness!
We need your help! As an awardee of the #BigBlueTest grant, 20,000 tests have to be taken for the sponsor to donate to our Community Diabetes Work and parter Dash Sports Education.
Exercise is good for you. You know that. But did you know that the average Big Blue Tester has seen their blood glucose level drop 20% after 14-20 minutes of exercise?
And if that isn’t enough reason to get active, every time you enter a Big Blue Test you help us get one step closer to our goal of 20,000 entries. If we hit our goal, the program sponsor will donate $100,000 to organizations that provide life-saving supplies and services to people with diabetes in need.
Do the test as often as you can between today and the end of November 14th: www.bigbluetest.org
Allow yourself some guilt-free indulgence this Thanksgiving Day by spending the morning burning off the calories you will replace later with pumpkin pie. The Youth Gobbler 1 Mile and Turkey Trot 5K are run cross country style on the trails of Marin’s Open Space. The new and improved Pilgrim 10K is an out and back through the beautiful IVC campus and along Ignacio Blvd. So register early, this race really fills up, and your apple cider will taste especially yummy as you drink it from your finishers mug.
This summer LIFT - Levántate is teaching children how to become community health change agents. Children will learn how to make positive lifechoices through hands-on nutrition, cooking and fitness activities. Together we'll learn how to reduce overweight/obesity numbers and diabetes in the community, and ultimately in ourselves!
Full Circle Learning and The Meridian Foundation have come together to provide a unique opportunity, with assistance from a Kaiser Permanente grant, supported by San Leandro Parks and Recreation. At this three-week summer school, students will:
Engage in projects that put their skills in academics and the arts to practical use
Develop positive life skills and leadership traits
Address health concerns such as violence prevention and diabetes prevention
Enjoy recreational activities and service learning field trips
Use advocacy skills to teach others in their community to thrive
The Marin Human Race is the largest collaborative fundraising event in Marin County. Participants support nonprofit agencies and schools accross Marin County through donating and collecting donations. 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of this amazing event! Saturday, May 12, 2012 Rain or shine! Registration: 7:00 a.m. 5K Run, Walk or Roll: Starts at 8:30 a.m. Dog Walk: Starts at 8:50 a.m. Kids Races: Starts at 9:30 a.m. (at Spyglass Hill)
What: Free, Fun, Nutrition and Fitness Workshop!!
When: Saturday, January 28th 2011 10:30am -‐ 12:00pm
Where: Las Palmas Recreation Center
505 S. Huntington St., San Fernando, CA
Who: All are welcome! Parents, Teens, Children, Seniors, Families
Healthy Recipes/ Cooking
Free Healthy Snacks
Nutrition Tips & Activities
Fun, Fitness Activities for Everyone
Please RSVP to: Melissa Mendoza
February 2 Lynnwood Family Wellness Evening
Lynnwood Elementary School
February 4 Crossroads Latino Family Wellness Workshop
Marin Academy High School
The Canal/San Rafael, CA
World Diabetes Day, Sunday November 13, 2011
Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 13 at College of Marin, Kentfield, from 12:00-5:00 PM.
LIFT - Levántate is coordinating with Walk and Play for Wellness to bring the first ever Bay Area-wide celebration of World Diabetes Day to Marin County. This will be a fun-filled, educational and life saving afternoon of bi-lingual, multi-cultural screenings, testings, consultations, flu shots, educational theater, a walk/run/roll, Yoga and Zumba classes, soccer activities, our famous "smoothie bike", raffles and more, all culminating in the lighting up of the internationally recognized Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center in Diabetes Blue.
Our goal is to create a sustainable, affordable network of resources for prevention, early detection and management of Type 1 and 2 diabetes and raise money for scholarships for low income/high risk children and families for access to diabetes programs around the Bay area.
Admission and services are free to the public!
For sponsor, volunteer and exhibitor opportunities, please call 415-507-1564.
Family Matters Radio Show, November 6, 2011
Childhood Matters is a live one-hour weekly call-in radio show on 98.1 KISS-FM in the San Francisco Bay Area, 105.1 KOCN-FM in Monterey and Santa Cruz, and KBBF 89.1-FM in the North Bay, and 1480 KGOE-AM in Eureka. The show is presented by Interactive Parenting Media.
Latino Family Wellness Event at Pickleweed Park, October 22, 2011
Binational Health Event Marin Health & Wellness Campus, October 2011
Junior Giants Funfest, August 14, 2011
LIFT - Levántate For Teens has been invited by the SF Giants Community Foundation to be a part of their annual FunFest on Sunday August 14, 2011. We'll be in the dugout or on the field using our Smoothie Bike and Wellness Wheel to serve healthy smoothies to 1200 children and teens!
Fresh Produce Giveaway and Community Event, August 12, 2011
LIFT - Levántate For Teens - Levántate, in partnership with Novogradac & Co. LLP, Marin Organic, Whole Foods Market, and Marin City Community Services District, is producing a community event and fresh produce giveaway. Fresh produce from Green Gulch Farm in West Marin will be picked in the morning and delivered to Marin City residents that same afternoon!
Free Fresh Produce will be distributed Friday, August 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Manzanita Senior Center, 640 Drake Ave., Marin City. Recipients will receive a reusable shopping bag full of fresh organic produce, cookbooks & nutrition information, and information on diabetes prevention and healthy living.
LIFT - Levántate Fall Benefit Event
November 15th, 2010
In addition to enjoying delicious food, vintage wines and luxurious raffle prizes, attendees of our Fall Benefit Event got a chance to hear LIFT - Levántate Director and media personality Stacy Kaiser give a great presentation: "The 10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know To Raise a Successful Adult", based on her new best-selling book How to Be a Grown Up: The 10 Secret Skills Everyone Needs to Know. Joining Stacy was special guest Harvey E. Walden IV, best known for his role as the "No Excuses" Marine Drill Instructor on Celebrity Fit Club. Harvey also has a new inspirational fitness book called, what else ... No Excuses!
A HUGE thanks to Trevor Henley of Henley Photography for taking pictures of this event. To see additional photos and order prints, please click here to view the event gallery on the Henley Photography website.
Marin Human Race 2010 Marin Center Fairgrounds, May 8 2010
Crossroads Wellness Workshop Marin Academy, January 30, 2010
Peer Summit XIV - November 13, 2009 College of Marin, Kentfield
Teen (participant) comments:
"It gave me good nutritious tips and dancing outside was fun!"
"This class was fun and taught me not to eat as much sugar!"
"I liked the snack and I learned to communicate better."
"You should get at least an hour of exercise per day. It is necessary to eat healthy."
"Great dancing! Gave good healthy alternatives for snacks."
"Great information on keeping yourself healthy."
"The teachers were helpful and energetic."