By Kate Hancock , Public Affairs Intern, and Sharon Boston, Media Relations Manager, University of Maryland Medical System
As part of our commitment to giving back to our communities, the University of Maryland Medical System’s Community Benefits and Outreach Committee sprang into action with the “Spring Into a Healthy Summer” event June 14 in University Plaza Park, right across from the Medical Center.
Our dedicated health care providers started off the summer by providing hundreds of people with essential health information, free screenings and fun fitness activities.
Nearly 100 guests took advantage of free blood pressure and cholesterol checks, and many people expressed their excitement by playing with fitness equipment and sampling healthy foods at the Healthy Groove van.
While some visitors were content to merely read about health and fitness, a few enthusiastic guests showed their newfound commitment to health with an invigorating line dance right in the middle of the park!
Magic 95.9 broadcast live from the event and radio personality Tim Watts interviewed UMMS health professionals on topics ranging from breast cancer to smoking cessation and childhood obesity
Thanks to this event, the UMMS team shared health and wellness information with hundreds of Marylanders who have a healthier start for summer 2013.