The Ryan Cameron Foundation (RCF) will host its 5th Annual Healthy, Stronger, Living Longer Youth Health Fair on November 3, 2012 from 11 am – 3 pm at The Gallery at South DeKalb. Georgia currently has the 2nd highest childhood obesity rate, with 40% of its children being overweight or obese. RCF’s goal is to combat Atlanta’s childhood obesity & diabetes by educating, screening, demonstrations, and providing resources to the community.
The screenings include: cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, BMI, medical, vision, dental, orthodontic, physician’s consultation, and for the first time immunizations. “Just last year, these services saved the life of a 5-year-old boy with critically elevated blood pressure. Our community needs our work now more than ever,” said Ryan Cameron Foundation CEO, Kysha Cameron.
Additionally, the Health Fair offers: fitness demonstrations, expert panel discussion, nutrition & mental health education, community resources, mechanisms for change, and effective health & wellness strategies. Upon completion of physician’s consultation you will receive an “in-home gym” – a jump rope, resistance band, and hula hoop, and a portion control lunch box. Additionally, State Farm insurance representatives will lead an interactive Safe Teen Driving area with education, driving simulators, activities and driving classes.
“The Foundation is committed to holistically approaching health and well-being,” said Foundation Founder, Ryan Cameron. “It’s not just about health screenings, it’s about becoming equipped with knowledge to help make decisions for a healthier, more active lifestyle.”
The 5th Annual Healthy, Stronger, Living Longer Health Fair is sponsored by State Farm, Fulton-DeKalb Housing Authority, Amerigroup, Atlanta West Primary Care Associates, and The Gallery at South DeKalb.
About The Ryan Cameron Foundation
The Ryan Cameron Foundation (RCF) is a not-for-profit youth centric 501 © (3) organization. RCF was founded in 2002 by Mass Media Mogul and Atlanta Native Ryan Cameron and has dedicated its existence to the youth in Metro Atlanta and surrounding communities. Its mission is to provide resources and programs designed to encourage positive transitional growth for the area’s youth. The RCF hosts several annual events in which 100% of proceeds are invested into community organizations, social service initiatives, post-secondary education opportunities, and sustaining foundational efforts. For more information about the Ryan Cameron Foundation or select sponsorship opportunities please visit www.ryancameron.org www.twitter.com/rcfatl Find us on Facebook-RyanCameronFoundation
Portia ClydeSeptember 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm
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Katherine PhillipsSeptember 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm
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