WHO: University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) and The Junior League of Tampa
WHAT: Family Health Day, a free public event
WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: University Area Community Center at 14013 N. 22nd Street 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 Mobile Giving Book Library (MILO) and Diaper Bank, live music from the Whale Feral band, takeaways, and free food for all. The USF Cheer; CrossFit Stone Dragon, Shawn Patterson Memorial Basketball Camp; Hillsborough County Fire Department and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will also provide educational entertainment for kids. Samaritan’s Feet will be providing 400 new sneakers free-of-charge to attendees. CANDO, Inc. and Hispanic Services Council will promote cultural awareness and development of the Caribbean-American Community and Hispanic Community. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will have ready-to-adopt puppies available, too.
The Junior League of Tampa is excited to present Florida Blue as a Bronze-level partner. Florida Blue is a health partner, working to lower costs, make benefits easy to access, and providing a broad range of health services that include traditional medical care, mental well-being, preventive care, and so much more.
20+ health community partners will attend the Family Health Day including Academic Alliance in Dermatology; AdventHealth; BayCare Kids Wellness and Safety Center; Cano Health; Dedicated Senior Medical Center; Empath Health; EmpowHERment; Epic Health; Family Health Care Foundation; Florida Department of Health; Hispanic Services Council; HOPE Villages of America; Impact Health; Momentum Chiropractic; The Foundation for a Drug Free World: Florida Chapter; Tobacco Free Florida; Preserve Vision Florida; Tampa Bay Thrives; Tampa Bay Street Medicine; Tobacco Free Florida; Well-Being Community Centers; WellCare. Medical services will include services from head to toe for every member of the family! Services include CPR instruction; HIV/STD screenings; various cancer screenings; mental health education; healthcare accessibility; eye exams; hearing checks; skin checks; parent and caregiver resources; senior care; healthy food choices and other general health screenings.
Don’t forget to wear your sneakers! Family Health Day will have a kids’ basketball clinic and a kids’ CrossFit class to encourage fitness and heart health.
The Junior League of Tampa will underwrite free food from Meanchi’s Peruvian Inspired Sandwiches and 360 Eats food trucks. Free hot and iced coffee will be provided by CUP- Coffee Uniting People– which provides jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in an inclusive workplace. 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 24 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.