- 11 a.m. - 5K Fun Run/Walk begins in Corona Park near the Unisphere and features
- Alfredo “Frado” Dinten from “The Biggest Loser”
- 12 p.m. – Dr. Oz leads press conference on Main Stage with celebrities. Run winners announced
- 12:30 p.m. Music for a Better America Talent Competition – Youth Division
- 1 p.m. - Teen Battle Chef cooking competition with HealthCorps students
- 2: 30 p.m. Music for a Better America Talent Competition – Adult Division
- 2:30 p.m. Teen Battle Chef winners will be announced
Friday, May 13, 2011
HealthCorps® Announces Highway to Health Festival 2011 With Dr. Oz...
HealthCorps® Announces Highway to Health Festival 2011 With Dr. Oz
Featuring Talent Competition, 5K Fun Run and Teen Battle Chef Competition
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - May 14
HealthCorps®, www.healthcorps.org, a proactive health movement with a presence in 17 New York City schools, announces Highway to Health Festival presented by Fairway Market, a free community festival for all ages with an appearance from Dr. Mehmet Oz, heart surgeon and host of the Emmy Award-winning nationally syndicated talk show, “The Dr. Oz Show.” Dr. Oz and his wife Lisa co-founded HealthCorps.
The Highway to Health Festival is being organized in partnership with the United Stated Tennis Association (USTA). Fairway Market represents the Platinum Sponsor.
Among the Festival’s healthy lifestyle family activities are a 5K Fun Run/Walk, Ten and Under Tennis, free health screenings, healthy food and beverage samples, fitness workshops and unicycle rides. Hosted by MC Todd Robbins, the Music for a Better America Talent Competition will offer youth and adult divisions (over 18.) The event also features a Healthy Food Mall hosted by Miss Saturn, including cooking demonstrations, hands-on gardening and other activities.
WHERE: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadow – Corona Park in Flushing, Queens 11368. Festival takes place on South Plaza. Use main public entrance to Arthur Ashe, Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
WHEN: Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. At noon, Dr. Oz will lead a press conference from the main stage to highlight HealthCorps’ work in fighting the child obesity crisis. MEDIA PHOTO AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES.
WHO: At the press conference, Dr. Oz will be joined by public officials; Daniel Zausner, Managing Director, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center; Alfredo “Frado” Dinten from “The Biggest Loser” and other HealthCorps Ambassadors.
Partners supporting the event include the New York City Council, the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, the United Stated Tennis Association, Emblem Health, Family Cook Productions, Susan G Komen Foundation, Vemma Nutrition Company, the California Walnut Board, Sahaja Meditation, Pirate's Booty and Zumba.