In 2014 Meijer celebrated its third Living Well Expo at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. This event features speakers, demonstrations, classes, and vendors promoting healthy living, nutrition, and much more. This event is a perfect fit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a great way to spread the word of our local sporting events to a receptive audience. Although Living Well is much smaller than the River Bank Run Sports and Fitness Expo from a foot-traffic perspective, the interactions with visitors tend to be more rewarding overall.
The scope of Living Well is pretty impressive. Check out all of the stuff going on over its two-day run!
Vendors prepare for the opening of the doors…
Nourish, an organic market and Deli store on Wealthy Street, decided to make an appearance with an abundance of delicious food
Infused water? Sounds like a gimmick until you see that it’s the real deal… and quite tasty!
Okay… so perhaps the claim of a flawless complexion is a little much…
Steph and Steve charm passerby at the MS Society booth
How can you resist these guys?
Not sure if this gimmick worked, but we did in fact give out several free t-shirts
We assured passerby that our candy was vegan, organic, and completely sugar-free
Typical behavior from team captain Sloth
Here comes the crowd!
Our friends at the Village Bike Shop were right across the way from us with some sweet wheels
Our friend Doug Bostian was at the Expo promoting the Whoville 5k, an annual “fun” run in December. He caused quite a splash, as you can imagine!
Sloth, meanwhile, begged for attention from “Marathon” Don Kern, creator of the Grand Rapids Marathon (and world record holder)
Jack and Shawna crank up the sass later in the day
Jack proudly displays his Certificate of Appreciation from the MS Society
VIDEO: Sloth takes his camera for a spin around the Expo