Welcome to our Lighten Up Charleston web site! We all know that this country is facing an epidemic of obesity, a major factor of poor health in America. We developed this tool to help you discover the wonderful healthy options that surround you in our community.
Our goal as a community is to lose 100,000 lbs. and we can do it! I encourage you to join today!
National Bike Month
National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Whether you bike to work or school; to save money or time; to preserve your health or the environment; to explore your community or get to your destination, get involved in Bike Month in your city or state — and help get more people in your community out riding too! May is National Bike Month .
Charleston Farmers Market
8AM to 2 PM
The Charleston Farmers Market is available each Saturday from 8am-2pm in the beautiful Marion Square, between King and Meeting Streets at the edge of Calhoun Street in the Upper King Street Design District. Additionally, on Sundays during Piccolo Spoleto Festival the CFM has Special Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm on May 26, June 2 & 9.Charleston Farmers Market .
RiverDogs Health Challenge
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Stadium
In following with the City of Charleston’s “Lighten Up Charleston,” a program that fights obesity, the Class A affiliate of the 27-time World Series Champions New York Yankees have partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina and “Lighten Up Charleston” to create the RiverDogs Healthy Challenge Weigh-in is open every Tuesday HOME game!Riverdogs Healthy Challenge .