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YMCAs throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are inviting families to put Play in their Day and learn about important health and safety information at neighborhood YMCA Healthy Kids Day celebrations. The FREE April 17 event will run 10 a.m. to Noon at area YMCA branches.
Fire and police departments, doctors and hospitals, and community resources will be represented with educational materials, information and demonstrations on leading healthy lifestyles. Many YMCAs will also have demonstrations, games, exercises and healthy snacks.
“The YMCA is committed to encouraging healthier lifestyles. Our Healthy Kids Day is part of our ongoing effort to making wellness and safety fun and positive, to create an environment where children and families will grow in positive ways,” said Dana Ensley, Clippard Family YMCA associate executive director and YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Wellness Task Team co-chair.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day will be celebrated across the country at more than 1,500 YMCAs. It’s part of the YMCA’s national Activate America initiative that encourages people of all ages to lead healthy lifestyles. Last year more than 700,000 adults and children participated in the free activities of YMCA Healthy Kids Day.
To learn more about what individual neighborhood YMCA branches are doing for Healthy Kids Day, the public is invited to stop by or call them. Information will also be available at www.myy.org.
For the one day, the YMCA will waive the entire initiation fee for all new members who enroll on Saturday, April 17.