Welcome to our Lighten Up Charleston web site! We all know that this country is facing an epidemic of obesity, a major factor of poor health in America. We developed this tool to help you discover the wonderful healthy options that surround you in our community.
Our goal as a community is to lose 100,000 lbs. and we can do it! I encourage you to join today!
2014 9/11 Heroes Run
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K & 1Mile fun run/walk* welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. Events take place all over the world, on or near September 11th, and are 100% organized by local community volunteers. It is the perfect opportunity for your community to personally come out and thank your local first responders, military, and veterans in an annual, fun, and family friendly environment! 2014 9/11 Heroes Run .
Charleston Farmers Market
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Located in Marion Square, the heart of historic downtown Charleston, S.C., the CFM is open each Saturday, from April to December, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with select Sundays During the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and Holiday Magic. The CFM is dedicated to the support the advocacy of Lowcountry farmers and growers. We offer a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch Vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans. Charleston Farmers Market .
Johns Island Farmers Market
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Homegrown Johns Island Farmers Market brings local growers and artisans who produce the highest quality goods for our community. This Homegrown market works to improve your local food system through sustainability initiatives, which work to support local farmers and small businesses, reduce waste output, and teach you the benefits of a sustainable life. Johns Island Farmers Market .