ReActivate™ – A New & Used Activewear Store in Tucson, Arizona.
ReActivate™ began with a simple vision to create a buy, sell, trade sportswear store. In response to the abundance of quality activewear discarded during the course of various events as athletes warmed up through the progression of their races, the founders of ReActivate™ saw an opportunity to reduce, reuse, and recycle. They were inspired by a passion for sports and healthy living, a drive to promote fitness in people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, and a desire to be responsible stewards of the environment to create a unique resale store that just focused on activewear at reasonable prices.
Nov. 6, 2011, ReActivate is volunteering at “Healthiest Town In America” event from 8am-2pm. The Healthiest Town in America will “educate and inform the general public on the recognition, prevention, and reversal of Obesity, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Diseases.”
(They are looking for volunteers to help with tent set up, registration, giving out buttons and assisting vendors).
Nov. 12, 2011, ReActivate is participating with UofA, Arizona State Museum Health Fair, “Through The Eyes of the Eagle: A Healthy Celebration” from 8:30am-3pm, to “raise awareness about type 2 diabetes prevention from a Native American perspective.” http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/eyes_of_the_eagle/index.shtml
I dropped by this new store (opened Feb.2011) and spoke with the founding owner Lydia Kennedy who has a passion for sports & athletics, & fighting obesity in America. I just heard on the radio that 2 out of 3 Americans is considered overweight. Lydia’s father Robert at one time weighed 400 lbs, and she helped him to lose lots of weight through exercise and diet, down to 160 lbs. She was on her Salpointe Catholic High School soccer and track teams, and then worked in sports rehab and human resources jobs. And now her goal is to help educate Tucsonans to become healthier, thinner, and to recycle their activewear.
Besides jogging, Lydia also enjoys cycling, yoga, hiking, strength training, P90X, cross training, shooting baskets. She embodies athleticism and staying fit.
And according to Daniel Geffre (writer/producer for Authentic Productions here in Tucson, Arizona) –”ReActivate has donated over 125 items to the homeless including: jackets, sweatshirts, gloves, beanies and gloves. To give a few examples, ReActivate participated at The Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon by sponsoring a group of 8 people with ReActivate T-Shirts and hosting an exhibit booth. As well as being apart of the youth. In May 5th of 2011, they helped by partnering with the Tucson Youth Development/ACE Charter High School to put on a free health fair.”
For more info or to help volunteer at their upcoming events:
ReActivate, New & Used Activewear
2782 N. Campbell Ave (southeast corner of Glenn)
Tucson, AZ 85719
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