Block Party Meeting Tonight

Market Street Community Block Party Planning Meeting is tonight at 6:30 PM at the Alton Salvation Army located 525 Alby Street, Alton, Illinois 62002.

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Market Street Community Block Party Sponsorship Opportunity

The Market Street Community Block Party (MSCBP) serves to promote a fun and positive way for people in the Alton River Bend area to connect and build a stronger, safer, and a more cohesive community. This event is free and open to the general public. This has been made possible by the numerous generous donations we have received from our aware citizens.

We are seeking sponsors for our August 15, 2015 event. Sponsors will have a great impact on helping us achieve our goals. We have several levels of sponsorship. You can select the level of participation that best meets the needs of your organization/business. As a sponsor, your name and logo will appear on printed and online advertisement related to the 2015 Market Street Community Block Party and Health Fair.

All donations go toward the expenses associated with the Market Street Community Block Party & Health Fair. Monetary donations are used for the purchase of food, inflatable rental, disc jockey service, attendance prizes, craft materials, games, face paint, school supplies, volunteer t-shirts, mailers, print advertisement and event insurance. Gifts in Kind donations are used to offset event expenses cost. Donation of services and resources can be utilized on the day of the event to increase community awareness in the areas of amusement, health, safety, and general community services. Through donations we are able to offer the block party and health fair free to the general public.

In our 2014 block party celebration, we offered the Alton-Riverbend Community activities that included a variety of inflatable bounce houses, horseback riding, carnival style games, arts & crafts, face painting, music entertainment, food, soda and more to over 900 participants of all ages. Last year the MSCBP gave away needed school supplies to 300 school aged children. More than 250 people of our community were provided health related services including dental and medical screenings during the Market Street Community Block Party & Health Fair – all free of charge.

We are encouraging more individuals, organizations and businesses like you to join us in our efforts. This year we are expecting attendance numbers to reach above 1000 participants and are asking for your support.

If you are interested in donating to the 2015 Market Street Community Block Party & Health Fair, please visit our sponsorship information page and download the sponsorship form.  We thank you in advance for support.

 

 

3rd Annual Walk for Sickle Cell Event

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Dear Friends of A Precious Organization,

Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited chronic disorder that affects the red blood cells. Sickle cell disease affects more than 72,000 Americans, primarily those of African heritage, but also those of Arabian, Asian, Caribbean, Indian. Mediterranean and South and Central American ancestry. Sickle cell disease is a lifelong condition that may result in serious health problems. Complications can include episodes (crisis), anemia (low hemoglobin), organ damage, infections, lung problems, leg ulcers, bone damage and strokes.

Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait are detectable at birth via newborn screening. In Illinois, each year over 100 newborns are identified with sickle cell disease and over 4000 with sickle cell trait. Approximately one in ten African American carries the sickle cell trait.

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month in honor of families in our community living with sickle cell disease. We will be hosting the annual walk for sickle cell at 10:00 am, On Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Rock Spring Park, Alton, IL. Please help make the 3rd Annual Walk for Sickle Cell an even greater success by making your donation today. I invite you to form a team of walkers and show your support for this great cause. Come out have lunch, listen to music and enjoy a day in the park with families and friends. Our goal is to raise awareness, educate the community and improve health care services for individuals affected by sickle cell disease. This event is open to the general public. Please see attached donation and registration form for details.

Sincerely,

Tammy Smith,
Founder/Director
A Precious Organization for Sickle Cell Disease

 

Download Flyer and Registration Form Here


 

7th Annual Market Street Community Block Party & Health Fair

 

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The Market Street Community Block Party & Health Fair serves to promote a fun and positive way for people in the Alton River Bend area to connect and build stronger, safer, and a more cohesive community. This event is free and open to the general public.

This is our 7th year hosting this event. Our first year, we started with the partnership of two organizations and had an attendance of about 80-100 people. This year we have the support from over 50 partners and sponsors and we anticipate over 1000 people to attend.

We are encouraging more businesses and organizations to join us in our efforts.

The event will take place Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 11:00 – 3:00 PM on Market Street between 3-6 street with additional indoor activities at the Salvation Army and First Presbyterian Church located on Alby Street.

Come and enjoy free inflatable bounce houses & slides, craft activities, food, soda, music, and more for entire family, it’s the Market Street Community Annual Block Party & Health Fair.

It’s a community get together where you’ll find hundreds of smiling faces, children, adults, and families having fun and getting to know one another.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Block Party will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 between 3rd and 6th Street and Market Street in Alton, Illinois. Click on the the directions link above to get directions.

 

 

 


 

Market Street Community Block Party – WBGZ 1570 AM Radio Interview

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Let’s Talk – 7-23 – 2014 Market Street Community Block Party & Health Fair [Download]