For the second year in a row, more than 400,000 residents and visitors filled the streets of Baltimore for the second annual Light City, a free festival that transforms the city into a glowing festival of large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation.
During our second year as a lead partner for Light City, Kaiser Permanente supported Baltimore and highlighted our position as a leader in health care not only in the region, but also in the nation.
Kaiser Permanente was honored to participate in the festival and contribute to the vitality and health of Baltimore. We look forward to partnering with Baltimore in the years to come on this innovative event.
Check out some highlights from the event below:
Kaiser Permanente Thrive Garden
Spanning a 1.5-mile stretch of the Inner Harbor, the festival featured more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances and concerts.
Kaiser Permanente exclusively sponsored of two art exhibits: The Pool and Impulse. Featured in the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Garden to be located in West Shore Park, these exhibits were crowd favorites. To learn more about The Pool and Impulse, click here.
Kaiser Permanente sponsored and hosted the Health Lab @LightCity on Monday, April 3, which brought together local and national thought leaders to discuss emerging technologies and innovative practices in the health industry. More than 150 people attended the event and focused on Baltimore’s potential to lead the nation in quality of life and outcomes for all people.
Kim Horn, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, welcomed the audience and debuted a Thriving Communities video about our partnership with a West Baltimore community to transform and reopen a park to create a safe place for residents to be active.
Maritha Gay, Executive Director of External Affairs and Community Benefit, emceed the entire day, bringing her infectious energy and enthusiasm.
Learn more about highlights of the Health Lab, which featured Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, Vice President of Government and External Relations for Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and her River of Health Ted Talk here.
More than 100 people shared their ideas via Twitter and in person to share their vision for a healthier future for Baltimore. An artist captured the responses and translated them into art on Kaiser Permanente’s #MyHealthyIdea Wall. The #MyHealthyIdea Wall truly came to life throughout the conference.
Illuminated Fitness Walk
Kaiser Permanente was the exclusive sponsor of the Illuminated Fitness Walk on Wednesday, April 5. During the event, Kaiser Permanente employees and their families joined local Baltimore community groups to walk around the 1.5-mile tour of art installations.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in planning, executing, and volunteering for this event to make it a monumental success!
To see additional images and video of the event, check out our posts on Twitter (@KPMidAtlantic) and Facebook (Kaiser Permanente Thrive).
Even more photos are available through the web links below (password: kaiser):