In honor of National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, the Healthy Start Coalition is hosting a city-wide Baby Buggy Walk in the Park and health fair at the Magnolia Project on September 13.
The event, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health and other partners, will bring together clients and their families, dedicated staff and members of the community to participate in a 2.2 mile walk with babies in buggies in an effort to encourage pregnant and postpartum women and their families to participate in healthy activities.
The kick-off event is the walk which will start at 9 a.m.at Magnolia Project (5300 N. Pearl St., Jacksonville) and ending at Magnolia Project. A health fair in the Pearl Plaza parking lot will include vision screening, BMI, HIV testing and pregnancy testing. All participants will receive educational materials on healthy lifestyles and reducing infant mortality. Other festival activities will include group exercise activities, games, crafts, storytelling and more.
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