Mayor's Passport to Health Family FunFest - November 6
October, 2010Saturday, November 6, 2010
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
Cotton Bowl at Fair Park
3750 Midway Plaza, Dallas, TX 75210
Youth and families from across the greater Dallas area are invited to join Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Mrs. Laura Leppert for a day of fun, fitness and good health at the Mayor’s Passport to Health Family FunFest from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, November 6, on the grassy field of Dallas’ historic Cotton Bowl at Fair Park (3750 Midway Plaza, Dallas 75210). Admission is free.
Take advantage of free health screenings offered by Baylor’s Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute and dental screenings offered by South Texas Dental, then check out the kid-friendly activities coordinated by Dallas nonprofit Big Thought. Tackle the youth-oriented obstacle course operated by The Cooper Institute, then round up the family for the FREE one-mile fun walk presented by the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. Next stop is the kiddie-fun section presented by Dallas After-School Network featuring art and movement activities, face painting and games. Then get your moves on at the community dance floor sponsored by the Dallas Dance Council. Don’t miss the main stage featuring performers and musicians, including Dallas gospel singer Angela Blair. Watch Dallas ISD marching bands, dance groups, drum lines, step and drill teams, and flag corps strut their stuff in the spirit of fitness.
And if all that activity revs up the appetite, stop by the food and beverage court for healthy food giveaways, cooking demos, nutrition education and awareness sessions, plus concessions available for purchase. FunFest is presented by Meals To Live, a healthy lifestyle company.
PARKING IS $10, OR RIDE DART’S GREEN LINE.
About Mayor’s Passport To Health. Founded in 2008 by Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and his wife Laura, the mission of Passport to Health is to reduce the effects of diabetes in the Dallas community through education, awareness, prevention and proper care management. Passport To Health achieves this mission by promoting proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles, raising awareness of risk factors among high-risk groups and youth, and assisting those individuals with the disease by connecting them to health care resources and treatment options.
Founding partner of the Mayor’s Passport to Health is Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Franchise. Presenting sponsor is Baylor Health Care System. Other major sponsors are Meals To Live, Omnipod and Walmart. Community partners are Baylor’s Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute (DHWI), Big Thought, City of Dallas, Community Council of Greater Dallas, Communities Foundation of Texas, The Cooper Institute, Dallas AfterSchool Network, Dallas County Schools, Dallas Dance Council, Dallas Dietetic Association, Dallas ISD, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Keith Brooking Children’s Foundation and YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
Learn more at mayorspassporttohealth.com or call 2-1-1.
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