GCPH, Michael’s House hosting Family Fun Day


Greene County News



FAIRBORN — Greene County Public Health (GCPH) is partnering with Michael’s House in Fairborn to host Family Fun Day and Touch-a-Truck 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at Michael’s House, 1016 Rainbow Ct., Fairborn.

The event is free and open to the public.

For thirteen years, the event planned by GCPH was called the Family Fitness Challenge and introduced children and their families to proper nutrition and the importance of physical activity. By partnering with Michael’s House, it opens up the door for additional activities for families, including a Touch-a-Truck event.

Michael’s House is Greene County’s advocacy center for child victims of abuse and neglect. Its mission is to provide a multidisciplinary team response to child abuse to protect and support children and their non-offending family members, hold offenders accountable, and educate the community.

Greene County Public Health’s mission is to prevent disease, protect our environment, and promote healthy communities and wellness in Greene County. Injury prevention and the overall well being, as well as the mental and physical health of our youngest residents in Greene County, is a huge part of that mission, which makes this partnership even sweeter.

The team of professionals at Michael’s House work together to ensure children are kept from further harm, provide an immediate comprehensive response to child abuse victims, and educate the community to better recognize, respond to, and prevent child abuse. Necessary medical, emotional, legal, investigative, and victim advocacy services exist in one child-friendly location, ensuring that children are not further victimized by the systems intended to protect them.

This re-imagined event is designed to motivate and challenge youth and families to engage in healthy lifestyles both physically and mentally.

Participants can visit fitness stations — including a fun bounce house — and interactive health information booths, fill up their “passport,” and receive a free prize while supplies last. Child fingerprinting and ID services, healthy snacks, fun games and prizes will round out the day.

For more information, contact jdrew@gcph.info or wilest@childrensdayton.org. The event is also on Facebook, by searching for Family Fun Day & Touch a Truck 2017.

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Greene County News

Story courtesy of Greene County Public Health.

Story courtesy of Greene County Public Health.