WHO: University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) and The Junior League of Tampa
WHAT: Family Health Day, a free public event
WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: University Area Community Center at 14013 N. 22ndStreet Tampa, FL 33613
DETAILS: Family Health Day promotes healthy living, by providing access to necessary health information and resources in a fun and entertaining one-day event. The Junior League of Tampa has partnered with local nonprofits, programs and businesses that will provide a wide range of resources for every member of the family.
Highlights include The Junior League of Tampa’s MILO mobile giving book library, live music, free food, and prizes. The Glazer Children’s Museum, Planet Peek-A-Boo and Hillsborough County Fire Department will also provide educational entertainment. CANDO will promote cultural awareness and development of the Caribbean-American Community. EmpowHERment will help women in the areas of finance, mental-emotional wellness, and relationship cultivation. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will have ready-to-adopt puppies available, too.
Nearly 10 health community partners will attend the Family Health Day including Academic Alliance in Dermatology; Autism Speaks; ImageClear Ultrasound; Empath Partners in Care; Family Health Care Foundation; Glazer Vision Foundation; HOT DOCS;Mobile Medical Clinic; Moffitt Cancer Center; and Tampa Bay Street Medicine. Medical services will include skin cancer screenings; autism resources; sonograms; HIV/STD screening; healthcare accessibility; eye exams and glasses; parent and caregiver resources; COVID tests for children; healthy food choices and cancer information and other general health screenings.
Family Health Day will have a kids’ basketball clinic and a kids’ CrossFit class to encourage fitness and heart health.
Free food will be provided by Meanchi’s Peruvian Inspired Sandwiches and PB & Jelly Deli food trucks.Metropolitan Ministries has donated Boxes of Hope for distribution during the event. One box feeds an entire family for three days.
Founded in 1926, The Junior League of Tampa, Inc. is an organization of 1,900 women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information about the Junior League of Tampa, visit jltampa.org or call 813.254.1734.
Celebrating 23 years of serving the community, University Area CDC offers support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education, and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about University Area CDC, visit uacdc.org/getmoving or call 813.558.5212.