Health First Network Helps to Sponsor Healthy Families Day 2008

April 19, 2008

Health First Network partnered with the School District of Escambia County, the Escambia County Health Dept and the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County in sponsoring the annual "Healthy Families Day" event on Saturday morning, April 19, 2008 in Seville Square.

The purpose of this annual event is to provide an opportunity for families to learn ways to keep healthy in a fun and festive atmosphere. The event included:
• Health Screenings
• Health Exhibits by community health-related organizations and businesses
• Family wellness activities
• One-hour "Walk for Wellness"
• Musical Entertainment
• Healthy Food and beverages

The sponsorship by Health First Network allowed participating schools from the Escambia School District to receive 100% of the funds received from pre-event T-Shirt sales, to go back to the schools in the form of wellness grants to promote healthy lifestyles for students. Over $10,000 of grant funds were awarded to schools from the 2007 - 2008 "Healthy Families Day" event.

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