FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 14, 2016) – In accordance with its 50th anniversary, the Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. will host a Funtastic Fitness Fair, a free community event celebrating 50 years of commitment to the development of our local youth, on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heights Center, located at 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers.
The indoor/outdoor family event will include nearly 40 vendors providing information on local yoga and Zumba classes, nutrition and healthy food options, growing a garden and more. Multiple medical professionals will also be present offering free screenings, dental exams and chair massages.
Additional children and family activities include a DJ with interactive musical games, relay and obstacle courses, and potted plant and card-making stations.
Since 1966, the JLFM has contributed more than one million volunteer hours to community projects and programs. Through the decades, it has made major contributions to Southwest Florida to support a wide variety of community needs including founding the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium (1973), the Volunteer Service Bureau – Volunteer Action Center – now known as Volunteer Center (1992), Teen Court (1992) and the Women’s Resource Center (1996). It has also been active in feeding the hungry in the five-county area through the food drive at its annual Taste of the Town, mentoring teenage girls in foster care, supporting self defense for women, preparing women to re-enter the workforce, creating a listening library for cancer patients, preserving historic architecture, supporting the Ronald McDonald House, distributing holiday food baskets, organizing holiday gift drives, providing gender-specific programming to teenage girls in juvenile justice, supplying backpacks to children in Harlem Heights Community and more.
Event sponsors include Around the Clock Fitness, Costco Pharmacy, Crunch Fitness, Culligan, Elite Foot & Ankle Specialists, Energetix, Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc., Florida Academy of Massage & Skin Care, Foot Solutions Estero, Forum Chiropractic, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Hoglund Family Hearing & Audiology Center, Jason’s Deli, Lee County Health Department, Lee Memorial Health System, LegalShield, Massage Heights, Nova Southeastern University, Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Rodan + Fields, Snead Eye Group, Sun Harvest Citrus and more.
A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., the Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. It is also a granting organization, providing mini-grants to organizations through out Southwest Florida’s five-county area to programs that create better life outcomes for our area’s youth. JLFM memberships are open to all women aged 21 and older of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. For more information, call 239-277-1197 or visit www.jlfm.org.