Harford Leaders Work to Make the County the Healthiest Community in Maryland at the 4th Annual Healthy Harford Day

The premiere event promoting healthy living in Harford County will be held September 27, 2014 next to the Bel Air Farmer’s Market.

 

[Bel Air, Maryland] August 7, 2014Healthy Harford, a coalition of local government agencies, businesses, non-profits and citizens dedicated to improving the health of Harford County residents, will once again host Healthy Harford Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at  119 South Hays Street,  next to the Bel Air Farmers Market. The annual event is designed to raise awareness about Healthy Harford and its mission to help make the healthy choice the easy choice in Harford County.

 

Last year’s event attracted nearly 1,000 people who learned how to get and stay healthy in Harford County. Participants enjoyed free fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, Zumba, health screenings, free massages and kids’ activities, which included a bounce house, free bike helmets, fingerprinting and appearances by Max Ferdinand of the Baltimore Blast. This year’s event offers a variety of vendors, free classes and demonstrations, including:

 

  • Cooking demonstrations with Jim Gerrity
  • Zumba with Juan Alzamora
  • Free health screenings from University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
  • Free bike helmets and professional fitting by the Gregg Krause Foundation and Chesapeake Spokes
  • Stand up paddleboard demonstrations by BeachBee Yoga
  • Children’s activities, including a bounce house

 

For a complete list of activities, please visit www.healthyharford.org.

 

“Our goal is to make Harford County the healthiest community in Maryland,” says Health Promotion Specialist Bari Klein. “Healthy Harford Day is a fun, family-friendly way for people to get acquainted with the healthy resources available right here in the County. We hope everyone will come out to enjoy a great time and hopefully learn something, too.”

 

Healthy Harford still welcomes sponsors, exhibitors/vendors and performers/demonstrators to participate in Healthy Harford Day. If interested, please visit the organization’s website at www.healthyharford.orgto register. For more information and tips on healthy living in Harford County, follow Healthy Harford on Facebook  and Twitter.

 

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About Healthy Harford

Healthy Harford is the Healthy Communities Initiative of Harford County. A non-profit 501c3, Healthy Harford is a coalition of local government agencies, businesses, non profits, and citizens dedicated to improving the health of Harford County residents.

 

Founded in 1993 by community leaders from the Harford County Health Department, Harford County Government, and Upper Chesapeake Health, Healthy Harford’s sole vision is to make Harford County the healthiest community in Maryland.

 

Healthy Harford Day 2014
Healthy Harford Day 2014

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