We welcome you to our new and improved web site. There are a lot of exciting things going on with Get Up & Go! Please browse through our web site and check out all the projects and initiatives we are working on to help improve the health of St. Clair County.

Garden Grant Program!

Get Up & Go! is dedicated to promoting the health for all St. Clair County residents by encouraging healthy eating and active living (HEAL). During the months of April and May, Get Up & Go! is encouraging schools, neighborhoods, municipalities, churches or other organizations to submit applications for small grants to improve (up to $500) or start (up to $1000) a community garden. Awardees must purchase materials and submit receipts for reimbursement.

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Informational Meeting
Attend one of the following informational meetings presented by master gardeners and other experts:

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April 9
at 6:00pm
        510 West Belleville, Belleville
        (Parks and Recreation Office)
April 14 at 6:30pm
      285 N. Seven Hills Road, O'Fallon
        (Public Safety Building)
April 16 at 6:00pm
        711 S. Main Street, Smithton
        (Senior Center)

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Trivia Night

Saturday, April 26th

St. Luke's Parish Center
226 N. Church St., Belleville, IL

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Informational Letter
Contributor's Form

All proceeds benefit the St. Clair County Youth Board and Get Up & Go!

 Stand Up 2 Rock Out Benefit Concert

Saturday, April 5th

The St. Clair County Youth Board is holding a Benefit Concert featuring 9 awesome local bands @ Althoff High School on April 5th, 2014 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30, with the DJ kicking off the party. First 200 people in the door get a free Stand Up To Cancer Bracelet. Check out the flyer for more details.

One Night. One Show. Once Cause. Let’s Stand Up To Cancer! Let’s Stand Up 2 Rock Out!

All proceeds from this event benefit Stand Up To Cancer. The St. Clair County Youth Board supports Stand Up To Cancer’s efforts in cancer research.

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Amazing Challenge 2014

Amazing Challenge offered by We Choose Health 365Team Up and Join the Challenge!

This challenge is for any group who want to get a team (of 1-10 members) together for the Amazing Challenge, which runs from February through May. Teams are provided with a Wellness Portal to help you track activities, calories, goals, meal planning, etc. Team members are sent weekly e-mails to help you stay motivated. Entry Fee is $6 per person.

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2013 Health Policy Summit Theme: Building Connections: Healthy Bodies, Minds, & Communities

Save the Date for the 2013 Health Policy Summit on November 7th 2013The theme of our 5th Annual Health Policy Summit was Building Connections: Healthy Bodies, Minds, & Communities. Thanks to all who participated.   [Read more]

Get Up & Go! brings people and organizations in St. Clair County together to build healthy communities. Help us make St. Clair County the healthiest county in America by 2020!

Trail Grant Matching Program

The Metro East Park and Recreation District has committed funds, not to exceed a total program distribution of $1,200,000, to be awarded to successful applicants of the MEPRD FY14 Park and Trail Grant Matching Program.  [Read More]

Community Spotlight: The O'Fallon Community Garden

The State Street Community Garden, located at the corner of East State and North Smiley Streets in O’Fallon, is a beautiful example of how healthy living and healthy eating can benefit an entire community. [read more]

Get Up & Go Community

Learn how your community can be a Get Up & Go! Community. Municipalities striving to make healthy choices easy for citizens deserve recognition. Besides, these good works can inspire others to do the same. [Read More]

Get Up & Garden!

We all are always anxious for spring to arrive so that we can get out of the house, chase the winter blues, and enjoy the warm spring sunshine and planting things. However, the early spring fever all too often fades with the greater heat and humidity of summer, and the massive increase in bugs and weeds that bother us and our plants. These bothersome hindrances to gardening, however, can easily be avoided by planting a fall garden. [Read More]