May 18, 2016 –Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID-Milton) will hold its seventh annual Community Health Walk and Health Fair on Saturday, June 11, from 9:30 am – 2 pm, at the hospital located at 199 Reedsdale Road, Milton.
The family-oriented, health and wellness event starts at 9:30 am with registration for a 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) or a one-mile walk which will start at 10 am from the hospital’s Highland Street Parking Lot.
The walks will be followed by family-oriented events including face painting, children’s obstacle course, tours of several emergency response vehicles and DJ entertainment. A free barbeque lunch will be available starting at 12 noon.
Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster will once again stop by and be available to meet and be photographed with kids of all ages from 11 am to 12 noon.
A new family feature this year will be a Teddy Bear Clinic. Children can bring their sick or injured bears to be evaluated and treated by BID-Milton Emergency Department staff.
The American Red Cross will also be on-site accepting blood donations with its traveling Bloodmobile Donation Center. All presenting donors will receive a complimentary ticket for the event's raffle drawing.
A community health fair in the hospital’s main lobby will begin at 11 am. Health screenings and checks will be available as will displays and information from area health and wellness providers.
The hospital will also formally award its Community Health Grants to several local organizations whose programs address the primary health needs identified in the hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment.
Funds raised at the event will go towards facility improvements and new equipment for the hospital’s cardiac testing service. Visit the hospital’s website at www.bidmilton.org/walk to download registration forms. Registration is $5 per walker, except children under the age of 12 who are free.
Click here to download a registration form. Registration is $5 per walker, except children under the age of 12 who are free.