Greater Harrisburg Healthy Start was chosen by the U.S. Office of Minority Health Resource Center to host one of six national Baby Buggy Walk in the Park events in 2014. The Baby Buggy Walk is a unique event that was developed in 2012 by Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc. with a goal of empowering women of the reproductive age and mothers to take care of their health and the health of their children through education with a theme of fitness, fun, and family. In addition to enjoying a 1.5 mile walk and family-style picnic, families will learn about eating right, making time for exercise, and have access to health-related resources in our community. Families will receive education on how these elements work together to give their babies a better start in life, even if they aren’t parents yet.

The Baby Buggy Walk in the Park aims to raise awareness in minority communities about disparities in infant mortality rates; influences positive health behaviors among at-risk populations; builds support for families by sharing resources in their communities; and promotes exercise and personal achievement of health and fitness goals through a walk for attendees of all ages and abilities.

Let us know your interest in joining us in this national event on September 13, 2014 from 11 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by August 29, 2014 by calling 717-909-1278