Healthy Michigan Today

The Boys and Girls Club of Troy and Healthy Michigan Today

August 2, 2016

The Boys and Girls Club of Troy provided free health screenings on Wednesday, July 20, to all club members and direct family of a club member at the BeFit Fitness Festival.   

The Boys and Girls Club of Troy is a key partner in the Michigan Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs statewide health initiative. “Healthy Michigan Today” is focused on raising fitness levels, fostering healthy lifestyle approaches, and the importance of regular health care screenings. 

The BeFit Health Festival was held from 10-6 pm at 3670 John R Road in Troy. The screenings, which were offered at no charge by Henry Ford Health System included Body Mass Index (BMI), vision screening, and immunization record check. Featuring fun fitness related activities such as basketball, four square, and an inflatable obstacle course. 

Finishing with a total of 124 health screenings completed, making it a successful day filled with fitness and beautiful weather.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Michigan Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs received funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund for “Healthy Michigan Today” a program focused on physical activity, smart food choices and regular health care screenings connecting Boys & Girls Club members and their families with local health care providers. 

The purpose of the Michigan Health Endowment Fund is to benefit the health and wellness of Michigan residents with significant focus on programs for minor children and seniors through the state. Priority areas include infant mortality, wellness and fitness programs, access to healthy food, technology enhancements, health-related transportation needs and foodborne illness prevention.

The Boys & Girls Club of Troy is a non-profit youth development organization that provides educational and recreational activities, in addition to mentoring programs, to more than 1,200 children, aged six to 18, in the tri-county area of metropolitan Detroit. For nearly four decades, the Club's positive environment has enabled members to become responsible, self-reliant, and caring adults.

Contacts:
Jeff Evans
BGCT Chief Executive Officer

Nicole Parlor
BGCT Program Director

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