For Immediate Release
January 26, 2018
Contact: Charisma Glassman
Family Health & Fitness Fair Hosted with February's Super Saturday in the Park
Miami Lakes, FL - The Town of Miami Lakes and its Elderly Affairs Committee once again bring you the 4th annual Family Health and Fitness Fair! This year’s fair is proudly sponsored in part by Mount Sinai Medical Center, Florida Pace Centers, Chen Senior Medical Center, Specialty Smiles, and CarePlus Health Plans.
- Event: Family Health and Fitness Fair
- Date: Saturday, February 10th
- Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- Location: Mary Collins Community Center, 15151 NW 82nd Avenue
- Type of Event: FREE
Last year’s event drew over 500 attendees to the completely sold out Health & Fitness Fair with more than 60 local businesses that educated attendees on preventive healthcare and sound health practices.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital in partnership with local non-profit organization, The Breanna Vergara Foundation, will again provide free EKG screenings for children. Mount Sinai Medical Center, Chen Senior Medical Center, and FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Medical Students Working to Improve Society & Health (MedSWISH) will also be providing free blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, BMI, and Stoke Prevention screenings. In addition, FIU’s College of Medicine ‘s Mammography Art Initiative will be providing information about breast cancer prevention and where to receive free mammograms screenings. Lastly, Miami-Dade County Area Health Education Center, non-profit organization, will be providing health education, as well as, free non-invasive colorectal cancer screening.
Again, this year’s Fit Fair will be hosted in conjunction with SUPER SATURDAY IN THE PARK:
Community Bike Ride: sponsored by the Town's Neighborhood Improvement Committee - registration at 9:00AM; 5.5-mile family-friendly loop at 9:30 AM
Farmer's Market: 9AM - 2PM
Blood Drive: 10AM - 2PM, provided by OneBlood
FREE classes and demos provided by the Town’s partnering organizations:
Yoga in the Park: 9-10AM; offered in partnership with local business 305 Yoga
Jump Rope Team Performance: 11 AM to 12 PM; performed by Bob Graham Education Center
Mini Massages & Facials: 10 AM to 1 PM; offered by Massage Envy
Exercise Rowing Demo: 12-12:30PM; offered by Orangetheory Fitness of Miami Lakes.