Free Flu Shots, Food and Prizes

Children’s Medical Center Invites the Community to the 2013 Health and Wellness Fair

By Regina Montoya, Senior Vice President, External Relations and General Counsel

With the school year well underway, parents have their hands full as kids bring home notes from teachers and nurses with suggestions on how to help their kids stay healthy and in the classroom. At Children’s Medical Center Dallas, we understand how difficult it can be to ensure your kids have all their shots, tests and back-to-school accessories. We want to give parents a helping hand by inviting them to our inaugural Community Health and Wellness Fair on October 5, 2013, at Children’s Dallas Ambulatory Care Pavilion.

WHAT:                 Community Health and Wellness Fair

WHEN:                 Saturday, October 5
_______________Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m.
_______________Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:               Children’s Medical Center Dallas
_______________Ambulatory Care Pavilion, 2350 North Stemmons Freeway
_______________(I-35E at Medical District Drive), Dallas, Texas 75207

Children’s will provide 350 FREE pediatric flu shots, FREE dental hygiene checks, FREE bicycle helmets, FREE snacks, FREE entertainment, FREE t-shirts, FREE school supplies such as backpacks and rulers, FREE information on asthma management, music, entertainment, and MUCH MORE!!

At Children’s, we pride ourselves on making life better for kids. We strive to provide quality care in a way that kids can enjoy. The health fair is no exception. To kick off the event, children and parents are invited to participate in the fun run/walk. Participants will receive free T-shirts and prizes. We will have live music, dancers, clowns, face painting, a cooking demonstration and interactive exercise sessions. Everything is free, from the health care services to the food and games! The fun run/walk will be from 8 to 9 a.m. and the fair will begin at 10 a.m. Anyone may register for the free fun run/walk at funrun@childrens.com. No registration is required for individuals to attend the health fair.

For 100 years, Children’s has provided quality care for every child that has come through our doors. For the next 100 years, we will continue to provide the same high-quality care to our patients, but we also want to provide resources to families that will keep their children healthy, so that we can reduce preventable hospital visits. The health fair is one way to achieve this goal. I hope you will join us!

For more information, contact Debbee Hancock at debbee.hancock@childrens.com or 214-456-1288.

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