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!
From April through mid-December, find a small market at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, that runs every Wednesday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. It’s a one-farm market, with Helen Fields of Joseph Fields Farm bringing honey, jam, and an assortment of fruits and vegetables. There will be heaps of tomatoes, kale, carrots, and broccoli for you to choose from. Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Farmers Market .
Francis Marion Dirt Dash
Francis Marion National Forest
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The 5th Annual Francis Marion Dirt Dash Half Marathon and 12k (7.5 miles) run takes place in the Francis Marion National Forest. Participants will gather at the Sewee Visitors Center prior to entering the forest. Francis Marion Dirt Dash .