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HealthCorps Galas

HealthCorps®’ Eighth Annual Gala, The Savory Garden Gala, will raise funds to fight the child obesity crisis and expand the organization’s groundbreaking in-school health education programming. HealthCorps founders Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz will co-host. The black tie event promises guests a magical evening of dining, dancing and entertainment.

This years event will take place on April 9, 2014, at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.

The Red Carpet and Wellness Festival Reception opens at 6:30 p.m., with a seated dinner and program beginning at 8pm, followed by dancing.

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Past honorees have included Harold Hamm, Marlo Thomas, Diane Sawyer, Matthew Modine, Hugh & Deborra Jackman, Tara Guber, Gary Hirschberg, Kerry Rhodes, George A. Naddaff, Ben Vereen, Joel Klien and John Catsimatdis.

2014 honorees:

Ms. Goldie Hawn, Academy Award Winning Actress, Author & Founder, The Hawn Foundation

Ms. Gloria Steinem, Feminist Writer and Activist

The California Endowment

For more information about the gala, including attendance or sponsorship, please contact Rob Lunde at 212-742-2875 or rob.lunde@healthcorps.org. Tickets can be purchased here.

Highway to Health

HealthCorps Highway to Health festivals are held in HealthCorps communities across the nation. Each festival showcases neighborhood health resources typically located in and around our program high schools.

By organizing these community festivals, HealthCorps promotes awareness of a healthy lifestyle’s benefits, especially nutrition, physical fitness and mental resiliency. Empowering students to become educated consumers and health activists, HealthCorps Coordinators and students, with the help of our partner organizations, take our upbeat message to underserved communities.

Highway to Health festivals may include the following: Live entertainment; Fitness demonstrations; Fitness competitions; Cooking demonstrations and nutritious food samples; Health materials and equipment giveaways; Health screenings and tests may include: Cholesterol tests, HIV Rapid Testing, Nutrition consultations, Breast Exams and Screenings for Asthma, Blood Pressure/Hypertension, Dental, Vision, Hearing, and Prostate health; and consultations with local Health and Fitness professionals

We invite celebrities, local politicians, athletes, trainers and medical experts, plus news media to help draw attention to the community health facilities and resources, as well as the HealthCorps school program.

For more details on Highway to Health Festival, please visit our Facebook page or e-mail highwaytohealth@healthcorps.org.

Health fairs

Our Coordinators host health fairs in their schools around the country. Please check out our scheduled events in 2014! If you would like to reach out to a coordinator about getting involved, click here.