5th Annual "Celebrating a Healthier Detroit" EXPO on Saturday, August 9, 2014, 11am-5pm, KidsRow at Belle Isle Park, FREE EVENT

Released on: July 15, 2014, 5:40 am (EDT)
Industry: Healthcare

5th Annual, “Celebrating a Healthier Detroit” Expo
Event Theme: Eliminating Childhood Obesity
Tagline: Get Fit Detroit!

Detroit, MI, July 15, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The McKinney Foundation (TMF) will be hosting the 5th Annual “Celebrating a Healthier Detroit” Expo on Saturday, August 9, 2014, 11:00am – 5:00pm at KIDS ROW on Belle Isle Park in Detroit. We are honored to have Congressman John Conyers, Sr as one of the Guest Speakers at the EXPO.

All Greater Detroit communities, businesses, and families are invited and encouraged to attend this FREE event. Activities and entertainment for ALL ages.

This year’s health expo offer interactive health seminars led by Michigan’s finest doctors, back-to-school immunizations from Walgreens, pre-Diabetes education and BMI screening, youth dental screenings, face painting /mobile library courtesy of Detroit Public Library, healthy cooking demonstrations and tastings , hourly give-a-ways, prizes, DJ and “live” entertainment . Also offering FREE book bags, first aid kits, and safety books for the 1st 500 registered youth (18 & younger)!

The purpose of the EXPO is to reduce health disparities by connecting Metro Detroit families with the broader Health and Wellness community and to increase awareness of health/ preventative care and wellness programs that are free and/or low-cost to Detroit area residents. This is a "fun-filled" event with a serious purpose.

The growing popularity and mission of TMF has garnered the support of major corporations including IBM Corporation, Coca Cola Company, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Wayne State University Physicians Group, Wayne County Community College District, The Detroit Pistons, AFPD, PNC Bank, Walgreens, Detroit Public Library, U.S. Ice Company, BUF of Michigan and more. This year, we are expecting more than 1,000 attendees at the event. The EXPO has more than tripled in attendance since 2010.

About The McKinney Foundation (TMF)
“Change begins with education. This is only the beginning. TMF is committed to helping children, teens, adults, and seniors by ensuring they have access to quality information, education and resources that will positively impact their lives.” – Tiah E. McKinney, Executive Director.

Vendor/Sponsorship Opportunities still available!
To book an interview with TMF Executive Director, send all requests to info@mckinneyfoundation.org or call 313.475.8774.

Marketing and PR
Evy Edwards
Phone: 301.318.6905
Email: evyedwards1@gmail.com

Event Manager
Christian Fuller
Phone: 313.522.9785
Email: cfuller@mckinneyfoundation.org

Media Relations
Zack Burgess
Phone: 313-286-9540
Email: zackburgess1@gmail.com

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