June is Heart Walk season in Colorado! Find out how the events went, and we hope to see you there next year.
The Denver Heart walk was Saturday, June 2 and it was a beautiful sunny day at the Mile-High Stadium. The advocacy team and our amazing volunteers were running the You’re the Cure booth and asking attendees to fill out cards asking elected officials to fund sidewalks and bike lanes. We will give these cards to city council members later this fall as the City of Denver goes through its appropriations process and considers funding for sidewalks and bike lanes.
Overall, it was a successful event with about 400 cards gathered by volunteers and staff, including State Advocacy Committee Chair Julie Hill.
The following week, on Saturday, June 9, advocacy staff member Naomi Amaha Gollnick and four passionate volunteers attended the Colorado Springs Heart Walk at the Weidner Field on behalf of the advocacy team. At the joint Advocacy and Go Red for Women table, they spoke with attendees about biking and walking funding and the importance of good bike lanes and sidewalks for active living.
Despite the high temperatures, almost 200 petition cards were collected on this issue, of which many attendees connected to and wrote personal stories as to why the issue was important to them. The Colorado Springs community really values the idea of adding sidewalks and bike lanes and we’ll use the cards to show elected officials the importance of this cause to their constituents.
Thank you, to all the dedicated and passionate volunteers who helped us this month.