When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening, December 6
Where: St. Louis Engineers Club
4359 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108 - Convenient from the Central West End MetroLink stop
This fun event celebrates individuals, non-profits, municipalities, and businesses that lead in fostering healthy and active living in the St. Louis region. Co-chairs for the 2012 Active Living Awards are Julian Hess and Jonathan Heitner.
To register for this event click here.
Click here to view/download the 2012 ALA invitation
2012 ALA Recipents
Municipal Award – City of St. Louis
The City of St. Louis is committed to healthy, active living for those who live, work, and play in the City. By the end of 2012, the City will have added more than 80 bike racks, repainted and remarked its onroad bike facilities, passed a Bike Parking ordinance, and hosted another successful Open Streets. The City was a 2012 recipient of the US Conference of Mayor's Livability Award Honorable Mention for its Cycling Initiative. The City has also conducted numerous Let’s Move activities, piloted a healthy corner store initiative, and promoted ways to be active with pets. The Gateway to Better Health program was the recipient of an award for public-private partnerships. Additionally, the City is concluding two extensive planning processes that will result in a strategic Health Plan and triple bottom line Sustainability Plan for the City – both of which incorporate, address, and emphasize objectives and strategies specifically tailored to healthy, active living.
Nonprofit Award – Missouri Foundation for Health
Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) is an independent, private foundation that focuses on increasing access to health care for the underserved and promoting community and population health. During its 11-year existence, MFH has provided significant funding support and education to reduce tobacco use and the rate of obesity in Missouri, along with promoting healthy and active living. Primarily, through three funding efforts – Healthy and Active Communities, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Initiative and Social Innovation for Missouri – MFH has enabled nonprofits to create a wide variety of local, health-focused programs, including community gardens, walking/biking trails, improved food access, school nutrition, clean air policies, and workplace and school smoking cessation classes.
Tom Yarbrough Award – Dr. John H. Sweet
John is a former long-time Trailnet board member and retired practicing psychiatrist. Since 2005 he has been a Trustee for the William A. Kerr Foundation. His life-long love of cycling has led him to direct funding to many significant bike-related projects including the pedestrian bridge across the Missouri River that connects Jefferson City to the Katy Trail, and both functional and artistic bike rack projects.
Individual Award – Curtis Royston
Curtis is an avid bicyclist, community organizer, radio talk-show co-host and more. He recently founded the nonprofit St. Louis Major Taylor Bicycle Club dedicated to increasing interest and involvement among African-American youth in cycling. Curtis is an active proponent of the St. Louis Velodrome and works tirelessly in his pursuit to bring positive change to the city of St. Louis.
People's Choice Award – Ramona Scott
Ramona is easy to spot. You could see her just about anywhere east of I-170 riding her pink Electra Hawaii single speed cruiser that she won two years ago in a drawing at the Contemporary Art Museum. Ramona's not just riding for fun, though. She rides practically everywhere on her bike and easily lives up to her motto "Life is to be enjoyed one spin at a time."
Bike-friendly Awards: Trailnet on Tap 2012 Businesses
Sasha's on Shaw
Schlafly Tap Room
For more information or to learn about a sponsorship, contact Kay Barnes, Trailnet development director by email at email@example.com or at 314-436-1324 x 104.