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The McKinney Foundation launches its 6th Annual,

Celebrating a Healthier Detroit” Expo on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Theme: "Building a Culture of Health Equity"

 

Come join us in celebrating Back-to-School, healthy Children, Family and a Healthier Detroit!

Summer is a time to enjoy good music, healthy foods and Family! In August, The McKinney Foundation focuses its educational programming on matters related to health & wellness and hosts its signature program. In an effort to ensure a healthier metro Detroit we are collaborating with the Healthcare community to provide a unique array of activities that center on chronic health concerns affecting our city.





The 6th Annual “Celebrating a Healthier Detroit” Expo
is a fun filled event with a serious purpose! Takes place Wednesday August 5, 2015; 9:00am–5pm at NEW site Milliken State Park & Harbor poised on the banks of the Detroit River.


The purpose of this event is to ‘close the knowledge gap’ and to reduce health disparities in metro Detroit, especially for Detroiter’s who were recently ‘uninsured or underinsured’. By bringing together the greater health and wellness communities to educate families about relevant health issues and share programs that are most beneficial to creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The “Celebrating a Healthier Detroit” Expo consists of special invited speakers, informational seminars, and exhibits targeting health issues relevant to our community: Preventative care and behavioral health, stress management, obesity and diet-based diseases with an emphasis on childhood obesity, depression, hyper-tension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, asthma, HIV/AIDS and wellness for the entire family, health literacy, nutrition and fitness.


The McKinney Foundation has identified the following goals to achieve for its upcoming event:

  1. The Expo will attract over 1,000 Metro Detroit families;
  2. The Expo will connect metro Detroit families with the broader Health and Wellness community;
  3. The Expo will increase awareness of beneficial health/preventative care and wellness programs that are free and/or low-cost to Detroit residents.

The above mentioned goals are achieved in collaboration with local, state, and national health and wellness partners.

The Mission of The McKinney Foundation is to strengthen the metropolitan Detroit community by reinvesting in the citizenry through quality educational programs which help promote healthy living, entrepreneurship, and environmental responsibility.

Our Vision: The McKinney Foundation envisions a community with educational equity leading to a healthy and thriving Detroit Metropolitan Area, where each individual is:
-Assured of Access to quality education
-Economically empowered
-A spiring and striving to reach their full potential
-A productive global citizen

 

To create this reality, The McKinney Foundation collaborates with like-minded agencies providing quality educational programs.

 

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Mr. Donnie James
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Phone: (313) 258-9162
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“Celebrating a Healthier Detroit” Expo - Event Agenda
Saturday, August 9, 2014

REGISTRATION OPENS:
11:00am-5:00pm
Exhibitors, Seminars, Athletic clinics, water, and healthy snacks, give-a-ways and prizes

OPENING REMARKS: TBD


Time

Topic

Speaker

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Event Kick-off

MC (TBD)

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Welcome

Tiah E. McKinney, Executive Director

Special Guests

 

 

 

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Opening Remarks

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Opening Remarks

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Opening Remarks

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Event Announcements

MC (TBD)

MORNING EXERCISE:  
TBD     Morning Stretch– (MAIN STAGE)

COOKING DEMONSTRATION:


Time

Title

Facilitator

Location

TBD 

Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings
“Eating Healthy on a Budget”

Chef Chris  (TBD)

Hospitality Tent

TBD  

Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings
“Eating Healthy on a Budget”

Chef Chris (TBD)

Hospitality Tent

TBD    

Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings
“Eating Healthy on a Budget”

Chef Chris (TBD)

Hospitality Tent

INFORMATIONAL SEMINARS:


Concurrent seminars begin in Tents
Topics - (TBD)

                                                                                       Tent 1

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Concurrent seminars begin in Tents
Topics – (TBD)

Tent 2

Time

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Facilitator

Location

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HOURLY DRAWINGS FOR GIVE-A-WAYS: TBD                                                                     

AFTERNOON EXERCISE: TBD

YOUTH ACTIVITY ZONE:


Athletic Clinics/Demonstration Schedule: TBD

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Title

Facilitator

Location

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Athletic Clinic

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Athletic Clinic

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Athletic Clinic

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Athletic Clinic

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ENTERTAINMENT ZONE: Main Stage (TBD)

“Celebrating a Healthier Detroit” Expo
Event Itinerary

Friday, August 27th
REGISTRATION OPENS:
10:00am – 6:00pm Exhibitors, water and healthy snacks, give-a-ways/prizes and Back-to-school give-a-ways.
10:00am – 5:30pm Registration Opens;
OPENING REMARKS:
10:30am -10:45am (TIME MAY ADJUST DUE TO ARRIVAL OF INVITED SPEAKERS)
Event Kick-off: MC – 2 minutes
Welcome by Executive Director, Tiah E. McKinney, 3 minutes (Invited) Special Guests:
- Representative of Mayor Dave Bing – Greetings, 3 minutes
- Reverend Jesse Jackson – Greeting, 3 minutes
- Event Announcements: MC  – 2 minutes
MORNING EXERCISE:  
10:50am -11:00am Morning Stretch
COOKING DEMONSTRATION:
11:00am - 11:45pm Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings (Eating healthy on a budget)
Featured Chris McClendon “Chef Chris”
INFORMATIONAL SEMINARS:
12:00pm – 2:45pm Concurrent seminars begin in Tents, 45 minutes sessions Topics discussed health, preventative care, wellness, and spiritual workshops
HOURLY DRAWINGS FOR GIVE-A-WAYS:
1:50 pm-2:00 pm Hourly Give-a-aways
2:50 pm-3:00 pm Hourly Give-a-aways
3:50 pm- 4:00 pm Hourly Give-a-aways
AFTERNOON EXERCISE:  
2:45pm – 3:00pm Afternoon Exercise - Tents
3:45pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Exercise - Tents
ENTERTAINMENT:
4:30pm – 5:00pm  Showcase of Detroit Talent
5:00pm – 6:00pm Deborah Kay, accompanied by “UNITY CHIOR”
6:00pm Closing Remarks
CHILDREN’S ZONE: Presentation/Demonstration Schedule
10:00am - 2:00pm  Bridging Athletic Learning and Life Skills (B.A.L.L.) Foundation
2:00pm – 2:25pm Detroit Police Department
3:00pm - 3:25pm  Boxing Exhibition.
4:00pm - 6:00pm   CLOSED
BREAK-DOWN:  
6:00pm – 9:00pm Exhibitor Break down
TBD Band Stage removal