Empowering today’s youth with healthy lifestyle choices
Pictured: Retired NFL players Zach and Henri Crockett (back row) pose with healthcare providers who give back to community at Fifth Annual Health Festival. Front Row L to R- Linda Kowalczyk, NP; Mayra Lima NP; Yolanta Booker, NP; Deborah Ingram, MD; Maria Hernadez, RN and Novelete Smith; Yolanta Booker, Nurse Practitioner and member of Zeta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority assist with back to school physicals; Crocketts pose with Joe Ann Fletcher, president of Zeta Tho Omega Chapter as they prepare to handout backpacks and school supplies; Dr. Margareta Kearson, co-chairman of Health Committee for Zeta Rho Omega Chapter assist with glucose testing; Henri Crockett pose with children attending health festival and Henri Crockett (c) looks on as participants wait in long lines.Last year over 500 children were served.
Written by Durée Ross, Durée & Company, Inc.
The Crockett Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Zeta Rho Omega Chapter invites locals to their annual Community Health Festival for a day of family fun and health education on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Pompano Citi Center, 1955 N. Fed. Hwy., Pompano Beach, Fla. the event is in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Zeta Rho Omega Chapter.
With a commitment to improving quality of life and building strong communities locally and internationally wherever needed, the Crockett Foundation is led by Henri Crockett, a native of Pompano Beach, Fla. and former NFL player with the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings; and his brother Zach Crockett, a retired NFL player and current scout for the Oakland Raiders.
Broward Health will be a sponsor and the Community Health Festival will include free health screenings, free immunizations, and free physical exams. Equal parts health and fun, the festival will also include family-friendly activities including games, workouts, a bounce house, a face painter and live entertainment with local talented performers. In preparation for back-to-school, the Crockett Foundation will also be giving away backpacks.
The Crockett Foundation is a South Florida-based non-profit organization committed to improving quality of life and building strong communities locally and internationally, wherever there is a need. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities, increase health and awareness, and inspire and equip today’s youth that they may overcome social limitations and realize their full potential, growing to become productive and contributing members of tomorrow’s global community. For more information, visit www.crockettfoundation.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (954) 200-1924.