LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Big Dam Bridge Foundation and the Arkansas Minority Health Commission are teaming up once again to present The Big Dam Bridge Full Moon Walk on Sunday, November 25. A health fair is new this year and will begin at 5:00 pm. The nighttime walk across the Big Dam Bridge is free, family-oriented, and open to everyone. The walk will begin at 6:30 pm.
The health fairs will be available on both sides of the Big Dam Bridge including health care screenings, information, gifts, and fun activities. The goal of the Full Moon Walk is to bring the communities of Little Rock and North Little Rock together through the promotion of physical fitness. The Full Moon Walk will feature special guests including First Lady Ginger Beebe, Mayors Pat Hays and Mark Stodola, Pulaski County Judge Buddy Villines, along with other political and community leaders. Plus, everyone will be treated to an amazing Big Dam Bridge light show set to music!
Shuttle services will begin at 5:00 PM from Murray Park in Little Rock and Crystal Hill Elementary in North Little Rock to the bases of the bridge. The actual walk across the bridge will begin simultaneously from both sides of the river at 6:30 pm.
Please note: for the safety of all who attend, NO PETS, bicycles, skateboards, skates, or rollerblades will be allowed at the event. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome and family members of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to attend and participate.
"Not being physically fit has a tremendous consequence on our state's health and economy," said Peggy Muncy of the Big Dam Bridge Foundation and Chairman of the 2012 Big Dam Bridge Full Moon Walk. "The Big Dam Bridge Foundation wants to educate people about the availability of a community facility which can be accessed at any time and at no cost." According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, an estimated 130 million Americans, or 64 percent, are overweight or obese. In Arkansas, the prevalence of childhood obesity doubled in the past two decades and tripled in adolescents.
Besides the Big Dam Bridge Foundation, other sponsors of the event include the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, NLR Fit 2 Live, and TCPrint Solutions. You can follow us on Facebook at "Big Dam Bridge Full Moon Walk."
For more information visit our website at www.bigdambridge.org or call Bailey at 501-804-6686.