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UNC teams to help raise health awareness through 'Day of Dance'

By Colleen Allison
On March 1, 2012

 

This weekend, some UNC students are going to get their groove on while helping Greeley families learn about living healthy lifestyles during the annual "Day of Dance for Your Health" Health Fair Saturday.

 

The health fair is hosted by Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center.

 

"It is a health fair, but it is a whole lot of fun," said Kris Howard, manager of the Sprit of Women program at North Colorado Medical Center.

 

Day of Dance for Your Health is a national event hosted by the Spirit of Women program at hospitals around the country. However, Greeley is participating a tad bit late this year due to conflicting dates with the Greeley Home and Garden Show. Typically, the national Day of Dance is held on the fourth Saturday of February.

 

The Day of Dance will be hosted from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Greeley Family Funplex, located at 1501 65th Ave., and is open to and free for everyone.

 

The University of Northern Colorado football and volleyball teams and the Sugar Bears dance team will be at the fair to entertain children. There will also be a dance-off between the three teams.

 

The dance floor will be open the whole time and will be used for performances, lessons and free dance. During designated times, the performers will teach dance lessons.

 

During the event there will also be a variety of booths with activities, including games seen on "Minute to Win It," and health information. Several doctors will also be at the fair available to answer questions. There will also be health screenings, information about sports-related concussions in young athletes, family nutrition and car seat safety.

 

Children will have the chance to make get well soon cards for people who are currently in the hospital, get their faces painted, see a magician and check out the North Colorado Medical Evacuation helicopter and a Weld County ambulance.

 

The overall goal of the event is to inform the Greeley community about living a healthy lifestyle, especially women.

 

"It's designed to provide health education for women through a fun event," Howard said. "Women probably make 85 percent of the health care decisions for their families."

 

For more information about North Colorado Medical Center and the Day of Dance, visit www.bannerhealth.com/ and search Day of Dance or call 970-392-2222.


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