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Help Our Florida Map be Photo-Packed!

by Molly S. on Thursday, November 8, 2012

Trying to fit physical activity in your daily life or your child’s can be challenging. Between work, family, and other obligations – and let’s be honest, the cost of a gym membership – it can be difficult. But what if you could go to your local public school and run the track or let the kids play on the playground? This is our vision for Florida.

Currently, most schools don’t open up to the public during non-school hours because they’re afraid of being sued, and rightfully so, should an accident occur on their property. We want to protect public schools from this liability, so the public can use the school’s recreational facilities.

You can help make this vision a reality. Simply visit your local public school on a weekend or after school hours and take a picture of a locked playground or track area. Then, send that picture, along with the location, to our Government Relations Director James Mosteller at james.mosteller@heart.org.

We’ll place your photo on our state map and send it to state lawmakers, asking for their support to provide the public with access to public school playgrounds, tracks and gyms.

 With your help, we can offer all Floridians an easy way to get more active and protect their heart health!

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