Cigna Sunday Streets Thanks Local First Responders and Public Servants Post-Harvey

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Cigna Sunday Streets kicked off its 2017 Fall Series by returning to the popular Washington Avenue neighborhood on Sunday October 1st and it did not disappoint!

Washington Ave is known for its family atmosphere, eclectic personalities, eateries and entertainment all of which were on display on October 1st.

This was the first event after Hurricane Harvey, Cigna and Go Healthy Houston wanted to do something special.  A 2 x 4 foot Thank You Card was created to thank Houston’s Hurricane Harvey Heroes:  City Leaders, First Responders, Public Employees and Volunteers.   As participants strolled, biked and skated by they were encouraged to stop and sign the Thank You Card

The card was presented to the Mayor Turner and City Council by representatives from Cigna and Go Healthy Houston on Tuesday, October 12th.

Left toRight: Shadston Pittman – GHH, Guilmate Pierre – GHH, Mayor Pro Tem – Ellen Cohen, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Paula Mcham – Cigna, Ashley Freeman – GHH, Sherry Green – Cigna

The Sunday Streets concept was piloted in Houston 2013-14 by the Go Healthy Houston Task Force. It is based on the open streets concept started in Bogota.  Other Cities around the country also do this in some form.  The idea is to close off streets and promote healthy activities such as walking, biking, skating and dancing.

Cigna Sunday Streets in Houston is special; the event moves around the City so that it not only promotes physical activity but also showcases the best parts of the community as well as hidden gems.

Sunday Streets are held 6 times per year, 3 in the spring and 3 in the fall.  There are usually 15,000 – 20,000 people taking advantage of the open streets during the 4-hour period. The next Cigna Sunday Streets will be in the Gulfton neighborhood, a new area for the event, on November 5th. The Fall 2017 Series will finish for the year in the Energy Corridor on December 3rd along Eldridge Parkway. Find out more about Sunday Streets HERE!

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