Khepera Charter School holds Annual Afri’Caribe Health Expo, April 2
Unhealthy lifestyle choices account for the most common chronic illnesses that plague African-American children and their families. These illnesses include: Childhood Obesity, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Asthma, Hypertension, Cancer and HIV/AIDS.
Even the current White House Administration recognized the need to empower parents and children in making healthier lifestyle choices that it created a national task force which specifically promotes healthy nutrition and living.
Khepera Charter School's Wazuri Parents' Council has indoctrinated a motto, 'Help Me and Let me Help You.' This year we are shining the spotlight on this initiative on a community level by hosting our annual Afri'Caribe Holistic Health Expo Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Canaan Baptist Church located on 5430 Pulaski Avenue in Germantown from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The central focus of the expo is to teach our children and their families how to eat better, be more active, and incorporate healthier choices in their everyday lives. We will provide information through alternative approaches via African Science and Caribbean traditions and through the Medical Industry nonprofit health organizations so that the Khepera families and the Germantown/Mt. Airy communities will have an educational opportunity to live healthier lifestyles.
Events for the day include free workshops for children which include physical fitness with Zumba and Hip/Hop Dance instructions, mental health awareness thru visual art, creative writing and poetry to build language art skills.
Adult workshops include a free vegetarian food preparation, proper nutrition from Nutritionist, Beverly Medley, co-owner of All the Way Live Cafe. A holistic health seminar on combating chromic illnesses with alternative approaches is being presented by Dr. Paul Hopkins, ND. We will offer free health screenings for blood pressure and glucose.
A day spa atmosphere will be created to simply enjoy free massages and organic facials to help relieve stress and remove impurities. An African/Caribbean theme will continuously set the occasion with delicious vegan food, vendors, music and live entertainment from Ken King, a Trinidadian Steel Drummer.
Our Health Educational Organizations includes: American Heart Association Keystone Mercy, Women of Hope and Faith, Einstein's Trauma Education Department, CHIP, WIC, Bebashi, Philadelphia Fire Department, 14th Police District, and PA Traffic Injury Department. State Representative Rosita C, Youngblood has been invited greet our guests.
We further engage to provide positive energy and holistic health awareness for the entire family. Please consider joining us.
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