PRLog - Aug. 7, 2014 - DALLAS -- Dallas, TX [August 7, 2014] – Foremost Family Health Centers, along with the Henry Schein Cares Foundation are excited to bring the annual Fit 4 The King Day health and wellness fair back to the MLK location. Now in the fourth year, Fit 4 the King Day has continued to grow fitness activities, health screenings and wellness education for the entire family. The event was designed to provide access to care, while being family friendly and delivering healthy fun for all visitors. The free family health and wellness fair will be held on Saturday, August 9th at 2922-B MLK Blvd., Dallas, TX 75215 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Fit 4 The King Day - Aug 9, 2014
“By working together with community health organizations, such as Foremost Family Health Centers, we can help increase access to care for local underserved communities,”
Individuals and Families are invited to chart a path for improved health and wellness with free health screenings, boot camp demonstrations and other opportunities to get moving such as: line dancing, hula hoop, jump rope, bouncy house, and “Ask the Doctor” sessions. Fun activities for all age groups await participants such as Game Truck, face painting and henna body art.
“This year’s free screenings include: mammograms, prostate, BMI blood pressure, blood glucose, asthma and dental, stated Joyce Tapley, CEO, Foremost Family Health Centers. “ Fit 4 The King Day delivers on our ongoing commitment to provide health education, outreach and access to care for underserved families in Dallas.”
The 2014 sponsors are Henry Schein Cares Foundation (http://www.hscaresfoundation.org/
What: Fit 4 The King Day
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 – 10am to 2pm
Where: Foremost Family Health Center – Martin Luther King, Jr., 2922-B MLK Blvd., Dallas, TX 75215
Volunteers supporting the event our Henry Shein Cares Foundation, Baylor University, The Texas Offenders Re-entry Initiative (T.O.R.I.) and Foremost Family Health Centers’ staff and family members. Additional service providers and information booths will include:Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas County HHS Tuberculosis Elimination Program, Dallas Fire and Rescue, Dancing Divas and Dudes, Methodist Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Sage Care Therapy Services, WellCare and the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
For arranging interviews, contact Telain Ware at 678.592.9376. For additional information or to download the Media Kit, visit www.foremostfhc.org.
About Foremost Family Health Centers
Foremost Family Health Centers serve the Dallas-Fort Worth area with comprehensive health care for insured and uninsured patients in Balch Springs, Mesquite, and Dallas, Texas with medical, dental, behavioral healthcare and onsite pharmacy services. Primary and preventative care, along with coordinated services from partnering specialists, hospitals and home health organizations, allows for the delivery of continuity of care to a wide range of patients. Community outreach includes health and fitness fairs and hosting events for youth and their families. Partner health services include: Parkland Health Systems, Children’s Medical Center, Baylor Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Methodist Hospital. The Balch Springs location opened in 2014 and the Martin Luther King, Jr. location has been serving the Dallas community since 1986. For more information visit
About Henry Schein Cares Foundation
Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein's global corporate social responsibility program, stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief. Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. Henry Schein, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. For more information visit http://www.hscaresfoundation.org/