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Henry Ford Health System School Based Program and the Detroit Edison Public School Academy are sponsoring a free health and fitness fair on Saturday, May 21 at the DEPSA campus, located at 1903 Wilkins St. in Detroit.

The free event will focus on wellness and disease prevention, along with the importance of academic excellence.

Those attending the fair will have the opportunity to take part in several health services, including:

  • Blood Pressure Screenings for Adults
  • Heart Disease and Stroke Assessment
  • Hearing Tests
  • Massages for Adults
  • BMI Measurements
  • HIV/STD Testing and Counseling
  • Health Insurance Enrollment
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Family Planning and WIC

Additionally, the fair will feature several information seminars on the following topics:


  • First Aid/CPR
  • Parent Café
  • Domestic Violence
  • Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
  • Safety
  • Zumba, Brazilian Marshall Arts (Capoeira)
  • Mental Health/Substance Abuse
  • College Planning
  • Detroit’s HMO’s Information Tables

The event also will feature a variety of activities, including a 3-Mile Walk, a Run and Bicycle Rodeo for the little ones, along with Bounce Houses and 3 on 3 Basketball.  The Walk and Run starts at 9:00a.m.


A raffle will be held for those who participate in the activities and informational sessions at the fair.  Prizes include bicycles, a Wii-Game System, gift cards, an autographed Detroit Lion’s football and more.


Also in attendance:  the Detroit Fire Department, HANK, the Henry Ford Health System’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic; Scholastic Books; and the Detroit Institute of Arts Mobile Art show.  Other resources and agencies from the greater Detroit area will also be present.


For more information, visit http://www.hip2befit.weebly.com or call 313-888-9159.


To learn more about Henry Ford’s School-Based & Community Health Program, go to www.HenryFord.com/Pediatrics


Please contact me at your earliest convenience regarding this request.  I look forward to a favorable response.  Thank-you!

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