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WakeMed Partners with YMCA for Healthy Communities Day

Kids learn more about sugar at Healthy Communities Day 2014.

On Thursday, July 10, WakeMed was proud to partner with the YMCA of the Triangle and Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh to host Healthy Communities Day for the sixth year in a row. Annually, this event aims to help build a healthier community by giving free medical screenings to children who participate in Camp High Hopes, a fully subsidized YMCA day camp. The camp is made up of 800 children, kindergarten through tenth grade.

This year, WakeMed, Eye Care Associates, Wake Human Services and the Wake County Healthy Smiles program offered the children comprehensive physicals, which included a body mass index check, dental and eye screenings, a blood pressure screening and a scoliosis check.

Children at the event are also educated about living a healthy lifestyle, including advice on nutrition and physical activity. A fun-filled afternoon of fitness activities always rounds out the day.

Learn more about Healthy Communities Day here.