HealthGlo 2Last Saturday, 2,000 people turned out for the Coachella Valley’s first annual Health Glo 5K held in front of City Hall in Cathedral City.  Janet Zappala, news anchor for KMIR 6, rang in the event after which participants navigated a course replete with numerous Glow in the Dark paint stations.

Once completing the course, walkers and runners could have their paint-covered pictures taken thanks to the DATA Academy of Cathedral City High School, sponsors of the photo booth.

Before and after the walk/run, participants and their supporters enjoyed music, food and the offerings of more than forty vendors.  The HEAL ACADEMY of Cathedral City High School had a very active booth where they engaged children about healthy food at their coloring station, taught CPR and first aid, and hosted smoothie making demonstrations with over 500 smoothie samples.

ShareKitchen’s tent had a planting booth that used organic soils and biodegradable pots made from bamboo. Sponsored by the City of Cathedral City with plant sprouts provided by Sage Mountain Farms, the booth taught kids of all ages about food cycles and “Where Food Comes From”.


At the start of the day, ShareKitchen announced the winner of the CV Fresh logo contest.  The winning logo will be used on local farm and food products to help consumers identify local food in grocery stores like Whole Foods Market, restaurants and retailers.  Judecie Juan submitted the winning logo and is very excited about winning this opportunity.  Ms. Juan is a graduate of Palm Springs High School and currently studies business marketing and graphics design at California State University – San Bernardino.  Additional award winners also included Harry Nugent- Patton, Erika Sabala and Adam Santiago.

Congratulations to Ms. Juan and all of the participants in the CV Fresh Logo Contest and the Health Glo 5K!  Follow us at for the most up to date information on the local food movement in our community.


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