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4th Annual Fit 4 The King Day successful despite the heat

Kids enjoyed the Fit 4 The King event hosted by Foremost Family Health Centers
Kids enjoyed the Fit 4 The King event hosted by Foremost Family Health Centers

Foremost Family Health Centers sponsored the fourth annual Fit 4 The King Day at the MLK, Jr. location on Saturday, August 9, 2014. A variety of health and wellness vendors, attendees, sponsors, and volunteers, along with dedicated community partners, made up the hundreds that were in attendance. Free health screenings, Ask the Doctor sessions and wellness information was provided. Follow up calls with attendees have already taken place this week.

Sponsors Henry Schein Cares FoundationRon Springs Gift for Life FoundationCity of Dallas M.L. King, Jr. Recreational Center and Merritt Hawkins  made this event possible and all were there from beginning to end, not letting the 103 degree temperature deter them.
“The health care we provide to this community, and at our location in Balch Springs, is in many cases the only medical and dental care some individuals and families have received in a very long time,” stated Joyce Tapley, CEO, Foremost Family Health Centers. “Without the assistance of our sponsors and supporters, we would have to limit this type of outreach. Partnerships with organizations that are truly committed to improving the health and wellness of families and communities are critical to a successful event that continues each year.”
From seniors to young parents with small children, the screenings proved to be valued by all in attendance. A pickup basketball game had to yield to the line dance that extended the full length of the basketball court. The Game Truck offered a digital alternative to fitness as the teens and tweens actively engaged with PlayStation Just Dance videos. The total value of the dental and medical health screenings ranged from $650.00 – $770.00 per person, a significant savings for the families in attendance.
Fitness information, healthy snacks and simple, fun ways to stay active and healthy were shared throughout the day. Supporters and volunteers remained until the last family departed.
Foremost will be in the community again on August 28 in Balch Springs, supporting the Mayor’s Multicultural & End of Summer CommUNITY Fair. For more information about Fit 4 The King Day or any of the health services provided by Foremost Family Health Centers, visit www.foremostfhc.org.

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