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Posted By: Jason Woodward on January 31, 2011

Labels: Americas , United States , Chronic Disease, Health Care Education, Partners

This week, we are officially beginning "Habits for Life," our community health program to combat chronic disease in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Habits for Life Dallas-Fort Worth

On Thursday night,  we held our kick-off event at the Cooper Institute. Not only did we hear from John P. Howe, III, M.D., President and CEO of Project HOPE and NFL great Roger Staubach, but we also gave our first health screenings to the very grateful McLean family from Fort Worth.

We measured height, weight, blood pressure, BMI and a number of other health indicators. Our on-site HOPE volunteers illustrated the importance of drinking water, daily exercise and a healthy diet. We even found time for a few games (exercise can be fun!) and gave everyone their own jump rope, resistance band and pedometer.

We’re very excited for our mobile health clinic to travel to other cities in the Metroplex area and help families develop healthy habits together.

Here's our schedule for the next seven days:

  • January 29, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Cliff Temple Baptist Church, 125 Sunset Dallas, TX 75208
  • February 1-2, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Catholic Charities, 249 W. Thornhill Dr, Ft Worth, TX 76115
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Friendship West Baptist Church, 2020 Wheatland Rd Dallas, TX 75323

Thanks to everyone to helped out last night. We can't wait to see you at the screenings!

Jason

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