CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Village HeartB.E.A.T., a Mecklenburg County Public Health initiative, the McCrorey YMCA and the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., present the Healthy Kids and Families Community Day featuring Field Day on Saturday, April 29th at 8:30 a.m. This half-day event features educational workshops, community vendors, healthy refreshments, and field events. The free event is expected to draw more than 500 participants.
Village HeartB.E.A.T. is one of 50 finalists in the national Healthy Cities & Counties Challenge. The Challenge lead partner, Aetna Foundation, will be onsite to deliver opening remarks.
"This is a day to inspire our community's minds and bodies to remain active," said Cheryl Emanuel, the creator of VHB and Senior Health Manager of Mecklenburg County Public Health states. "We're looking forward to a fun event and hope that people will walk away with new ideas and tips for good health."
Other partners include Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. The event takes place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the McCrorey YMCA (3801 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216).
Media coverage is welcome. For more information or to schedule interviews, call Jamar Davis at (704) 516-7554. To learn more about the Village HeartB.E.A.T. visit villagehb.org and visit us on Facebook @VillageHeatBEAT.
Village HeartB.E.A.T. is a member of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, a multi-year initiative launched by the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties, and designed to create economically competitive, inclusive and equitable communities. Village HeartB.E.A.T. was one of 50 cities and counties selected to receive a $10,000 seed grant to help them launch their program.
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SOURCE Village HeartB.E.A.T.