SEATTLE, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Group Health is joining with YMCA around Washington to help kids stay active, healthy and safe this summer during this year's Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 30.
"Group Health is proud to sponsor events in our communities that create opportunities for children to be active and healthy," said Matt Handley, MD, medical director of quality and primary care physician at Group Health Cooperative. "Healthy Kids Day is a perfect time for families to get information and tips to keep their kids safe during their summer activities."
Group Health staff, CareClinic staff, and members of Team Group Health, the Group Health-sponsored professional women's bicycle team, will fit nearly 4,000 kids with free bike helmets and hand out information about the importance of HPV vaccinations during the event. Helmets will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Volunteers will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 locations across the state, including YMCAs and Fitness Zone. Group Health also donated to seven other YMCAs for a total of 25 supported locations for this year's event.
For more information and a full list of YMCA locations, visit http://blog.ghc.org/bike-safety-for-kids/
About Group Health Cooperative
Group Health Cooperative offers a unique health care system, care delivery and insurance coverage, in order to achieve one goal – affordable, quality health care for all. Our innovative practices at 25 medical centers and within major Washington hospitals have earned national recognition for medical quality, disease prevention, and evidence-based treatments. These priorities have remained the same since we began serving patients in 1947. As a nonprofit organization, Group Health helps nearly 600,000 patients throughout Washington state achieve better health. Our focus on preventive care, combined with medical education, a charitable foundation and a nationally recognized research institute, advances health in the community in a way no one else can. Group Health supports events, programs, and organizations that share this commitment to strengthening health in our communities. For more information about Group Health, visit www.ghc.org.
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