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Step Ahead Launches with Angela Simmons

The Student Leadership Network launches its first annual “Step Ahead” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 15that Riverside Park in New York City and has enlisted Angela Simmons as the Ambassador. This event provides a unique opportunity to reach a diverse audience and most importantly, contribute to a future where students are able to continue their education and fulfill their dream of going to college, and many of these students will be the first in their family to attend college.

The Step Ahead 5K Run/Walk is the onsite culmination of a nationwide social campaign of #StudentLeadershipDay. This day serves to recognize and celebrate the young leaders that benefit from the Student Leadership Network and its overall mission to provide access to educational opportunities that prepare them to lead successful lives. The event will raise awareness and funding for Student Leadership Network and its CollegeBound Initiative, a program that highlights the work of College Counseling Directors who together develop a tight-knit partnership with school administrators and parents to ensure that students succeed.

“I am excited to partner with the Student Leadership Network in their Step Ahead 5k walk not only because I am passionate about fitness & having an overall healthy lifestyle but also because I am passionate about giving back to the youth, especially those in underservedor at-risk communities, inspiring them to tap into who they really are and embracing their individual unique potential,” says Angela Simmons.

 
To register and/or give a donation, go to give.classy.org/StepAhead5K.

 

WHAT: Student Leadership Network’s ‘Step Ahead’ 5K Run/Walk

WHO: Angela Simmons, The 2019 ‘Step Ahead’ 5K  Run/Walk Ambassador

DATE: Saturday, June 15, 2019

LOCATION: Riverside Park, New York City (@103rdStreet Entrance)

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

10:00 AM  Participant Check-In/On-Site Registration/Interviews

10:30 AM         Opening Ceremony

11:00 AM         Walk Begins

12:15 PM         Walk Ends

12:30 PM         Closing Ceremony

1:00 PM           Event Concludes         

*To apply for media credentials or request interviews, email:

michelle@strategicheights.com
 
About Student Leadership Network:

Student Leadership Network empowers a diverse pipeline of young people from low-income communities to access educational opportunities that prepare them to lead successful lives.

About CollegeBound:
CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) empowers young women and men to realize their higher education and career potential by placing full-time college guidance experts in high-need public schools. CBI counselors maximize students’ college awareness, access, and financial aid awards.

 
 

Mark Cuban x Dallas Mavericks x Lympo

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, together with Tony G., co-founder of Lympo, have announced the official launch of Lympo, the nation’’s first blockchain fitness app, that rewards users with crypto tokens holding real monetary value that can be exchanged for premium products within its own in-app Lympo Shop. The free application pioneers a revolutionary new concept in wellness and personal technology.

Speaking today from the Lympo Practice Facility for the Dallas Mavericks, the heads of both partnering organizations introduced the newly launched app, as the first of its kind to use blockchain technology combined with fitness gamification to reward users for walking and running towards a healthier way of life. Those who subscribe to an active lifestyle and are ready to Walk. Run. Earn with Lympo, are invited to download the free app and learn more at http://Lympo.com.

With the help of blockchain technology and fitness gamification, users are rewarded with LYMcrypto tokens through the Lympo app for completing simple walking and running challenges. These tokens have monetary value and can be used to purchase sports and fitness products by today’s leading brands in the Lympo Shop – the first online store to accept fitness token payments. Lympo is developing the option to sync data with various fitness and health tracking apps and wearables to help analyze and evaluate activities while offering personalized health and fitness advice and bespoke services to the user.

Lympo is a seamless tool for motivating people to become healthy and adopt an active lifestyle,” says Tony G., co-founder  of Lympo. “By improving the well-being of people around the world and providing tangible incentives through our unique technology, we aim to unite fitness and wellness communities everywhere. Lympo will utilize the data we track on our phones and wearables to reward users for the lifestyle goals they achieve.  We are very excited to debut Lympo in partnership with the Dallas Mavericks, a true custodian in the health and fitness arena.”

The Lympo app offers challenges both by Lympo and its partners – coaches, wellness brands, various health, sports and fitness industry associations or influencers for example. Users can join these challenges, track their walking or running activities and get rewarded with LYM tokens upon completion. A challenge is completed when the required distance is covered. Users can also see the amount of LYM they have in their in-app wallet, including all transactions and the monetary LYM equivalent in dollars or euros. After saving a certain amount of LYM, the user is able to purchase exclusive sporting goods in the in-app store, providing an incentive to complete additional challenges. 

“Lympo is all about making positive changes by taking small steps towards a more active lifestyle,” says Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. “Lympo doesn’t require you to drastically change your daily habits, but it’s a great incentive to gain real rewards, like Mavs tickets and gear, for fitness efforts. Lympo offers a great opportunity for partnering businesses by increasing brand awareness through sponsored challenges, while opening a direct channel of communication with niche sports, health and fitness enthusiasts.” The Dallas Mavericks are Lympo’s founding U.S. partner and will engage fans through unique challenges and rewards through the app.

While the compelling benefits of Lympo’s reward-based platform are self-evident for the user, the application also presents a unique appeal for small, medium and large corporations that are looking to improve customer loyalty. Lympo brand partners are able to attract new and existing customers through the ownership of specific challenges; tailor rewards to encourage specific behavior; access tech-savvy health and fitness enthusiasts within Lympo’s user base, or interact directly with Lympo’s clientele by hosting a series of community-based events, using Lympo as a launchpad.

LYM is a crypto (utility) token, a central part of the Lympo ecosystem, used to reward users for their fitness efforts. The LYM token is also a revolutionary means of payment, allowing its users to monetize their fitness efforts and data. LYM is based on the Ethereum blockchain platform, which ensures the security and the technical stability of the token. Within the Lympo environment, LYM acts as any other traditional currency. The price of LYM is determined by market forces and is constantly changing in relation to other crypto and traditional currencies. LYM tokens currently serve as utility tokens on the platform to buy products on the in-app store. A broader range of healthy lifestyle products and services from Lympo partners will become available, such as personal training sessions or gym memberships, diet and exercise plans and the latest workout accessories. User-generated and user-controlled data will be the driver for the app’s functionality.

Lympo has been actively forming partnerships with elite athletes, including current World Champion discus thrower, Andrius Gudžius, as well as with the top-ranked female tennis player, Caroline Wozniacki, both of whom are Lympo brand ambassadors.

Download the app, select your challenge, and start being rewarded for your fitness goals at http://Lympo.com.

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

Works by Yuri Elvin

This October, the Downtown Art Walk is pleased to showcase the work of Yuri Elvin. Inspired at a young age by adult themes found in comics and magazines, Yuri creates bold paintings with fierce paint strokes. He hopes to open people’s minds to the possibility that through art, we can bring intentions into being. “If you want love, draw love. If you want peace, draw peace.” Taking place from 6 to 10pm at the Downtown Art Walk Lounge, located at 634 S. Spring Street, this exhibition will excite all the senses and allow viewers a peek into the vibrant, unfiltered mind of one of DTLA’s most active creators. 

Participating galleries for this month’s Downtown Art Walk event include: Avenue des Arts Gallery, The Main Museum, The Fine Arts Building, Ren Gallery, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery, I ART U DTLA, Fold Gallery, The Hive,The Spring Arts Collective, Little Tokyo Art Complex, El Playground Gallery and Lobby Gallery.

For more information on this month’s featured events, please visit our website or Facebook.

The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is also proud to support self-representing artisans, artists, and microbusinesses through our Economic Development program, sponsored in part by U.S. Bank. Hosted at the Downtown Art Walk Lounge on the 2nd Thursday of each month, this program supports small businesses by offering them an affordable, safe, legal, and dynamic space to market their wares directly to Art Walk patrons. This month in the Lounge, come check out Imperfect Produce’s healthy, delicious fruits and veggies for 30-50% less than grocery stores, delivered straight to your door. 

For more information on our featured vendor, please visit: 

www.imperfectproduce.com

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Happening this month — 

 

THESE DAYS –

On view until October 22nd, the exhibition, “I STARTED SOMETHING I COULDN’T FINISH”, offers viewers access to a rare collection of posters produced from 1985 through 1995 by British band The Smiths and Morrissey. This selection of vintage, oversized 40” x 60” duotone posters, originally displayed in British and European subway stations and record stores, comes to us from the archives of an anonymous Smiths/Morrissey fan and collector. The collection is the result of an obsession that spanned more than twenty years. These Days is located at 118 Winston St., 90013, on the second floor. | MORE

AVENUE DES ARTS – 

Avenue des Arts and Factotum Productions are pleased to co-present Joan Cornellà’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. Based in Barcelona, Joan Cornellà is a cartoonist and illustrator famous for his unsettling, surreal humor and black humorous comic strips as well as artwork. With a global following, his works consist of mostly wordless 6-panel comics – the disturbing themes, extreme discomfort, often grotesque, all packaged neatly into brightly colored, beautifully rendered comic illustrations. On view from October 13-29. | MORE 

 

I ART U DTLA –

I ART U DTLA is an outdoor arts festival being reignited this October 12th from 5 to 10pm in Santee Court (743 Santee St. Los Angeles CA 90014) by REN Gallery owner, Renee Warren, and event coordinator, Daniel Clauser. As part of the Downtown LA Art Walk, I ART U DTLA is specifically curated for locals looking for high-quality art, apparel, handmade or Made-in-LA goods, live performances and interactive art experiences. It is located in the courtyard of Santee Court Lofts Community alongside the studio of artist Diego Cardoso and REN Gallery. | MORE

ART WALK GALLERY TOUR

October 12th, 2017 | 6p – 8p 

BUILDING ON HISTORY TOUR

December 2nd, 2017 | 11a – 1p

 

Show your love for Art Walk and help us provide you with bigger and better events in the future by making a tax-deductible contribution!
To become a donor please visit www.DowntownArtWalk.org/Donate
To become a sponsor of Art Walk, please contact our Director of Development.

 

The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk takes place on the second Thursday of each month, attracting over 12,000 attendees to the Historic Core. For over 12 years, Art Walk remains the premier self-guided public art phenomenon in Downtown Los Angeles, bringing together art lovers, community members, and repeat visitors who collect art, dine, and shop at local businesses.