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Wilmington Wellness Day to Be Held at Helen Chambers Park on September 16; Free Health Screenings Will Be Available

Post Date:08/31/2017 3:14 PM

This is the 15th year for the event that promotes healthy lifestyles

The City of Wilmington and the Wilmington Health Planning Council (WHPC) invite citizens to participate in the 15th annual Wilmington Wellness Day, on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from Noon to 5 p.m. at Helen Chambers Park (6th & Madison Streets). This is the first time that the WHPC is staging its signature event in the community of West Center City. 

Wilmington Wellness Day is a fun, family-oriented event during which healthcare groups, safety-related organizations and businesses join with members of the community to promote safe, healthy lifestyles.  The theme of this year’s event is “Living Well in the City,” and the focus will be on educating people about the importance of prevention and early detection of disease. 

There will be interactive activities such as blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and eye health screenings, health workshops, a “Man Cave” to focus on men’s health issues, a panel discussion on violence, and a kids’ zone with moon bounce. In addition, the event will include a youth cook-off featuring a local Top Chef, entertainment and free lunch.

In the event of rain, the event will be held at the William ‘Hicks’ Anderson Community Center at 501 N. Madison Street.

In addition to the WHPC, this year’s community sponsors include Mayor Mike Purzycki, Wilmington City Council President Hanifa Shabazz and all Members of Council, the Wilmington Department of Parks and Recreation, Christiana Care Health System, St. Francis Hospital, CVS, Caremark, United Healthcare, and the YWCA.

For additional information, contact Shawn R. Baker at (302) 576-3828, or Nora Katurakes at (302) 623-4628.  

Media Contact:

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Office of Mayor Michael S. Purzycki
Mobile: (302) 420-7928

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