EVENT DATE: Jul 09, 2016
Malibu Lagoon State Park
23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA 90265
Make a goal to reach with your team members and recruit friends & family to be climb the mountain and help Say Word make a difference.
Run Your Mouth is a one of kind event! Say Word Youth exercise their mouths daily, performing and speaking up on issues that directly affect their community. Across the nation kids health is at risk and Say Word not only talks about the issue but actively works towards resolutions. Recently Say Word has teamed up with 8 California organizations, The California Endowment, Medical Professionals and The Center for Vulnerable Populations to fight Type II Diabetes. "The Bigger Picture" discusses how Type II Diabetes has become an epidemic in youth, particularly in under privileged communities due to lack of resources, safety and equipment that makes communities able to get adequate exercise. Sugary drink companies, fast food and energy drinks are flooded into markets instead of fresh produce. Here is where we not only take a stand but TAKE A HIKE! Join Say Word for a unique experience hiking along Malibu Lagoon leading into the beautiful Pacific ocean. Along your trail you will witness poetry performances by our Youth slam team addressing their relationship with food, body image, and confronting the the bigger picture that degenerates so many of our children's health. Once on the beach, Say Word staff, volunteers and poets will play games, have group performances and discussions about how as a community we can better our lives. THIS IS A YOUTH FRIENDLY EVENT! So build your team. Bring the whole family and support the arts & bettering health.