On the Move in the “D” Fitness Run to Feature Amazing Detroit Kids & Families

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DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On September 3, 2016, at 8:00 a.m., over 115 Detroit families will be
representing Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program and Fit Kids in
a local downtown 5K fun run known as “On the Move in the ‘D’” by running
the “In the Cut”.

Participating families have been attending On the Move for twelve weeks
and will be doing their first 5K with the support of Detroit sponsors
including; Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Health Department
of Detroit, United Healthcare Community Plan, Wayne State School of
Medicine., W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Kind Bars, Total Health Care, Health
Net of West Michigan, and ESP printing located in Eastern Market. This
has been a great Detroit collaboration with participants training at
Tolan Playfield alongside local football teams and cheerleading squads
in the summer heat.

FitKids360 is an eight week childhood obesity intervention
program targeting children between ages 5 and 17 who have a BMI in the 85th
percentile or above. FitKids360 meets once a week for two hours for
eight weeks and teaches families how to live healthier. The program is
taught by a social worker, registered dietitian, and fitness expert and
includes about one hour of exercise per week. Once participants complete
the FitKids360 program, they are eligible to participate in the On the
Move program.

On the Move is an extension of FitKids360 and is a “couch to 5k”
program aimed at further helping the families of overweight or obese
children who have completed the Fit Kids program. The On the
Move program is a weekly, 12 week program to train as a group for a
local 5k walk/run. Each week, families meet at Children’s Hospital
Specialty Center and walk to Tolan Playfield in Detroit, where
participants run/jog/walk a pre-determined length of time. By the end of
the program, they are prepared to walk/run a 5k. At the end of the
training, families run a local race in September together, which is a
major highlight of the program.

View Fit Kids ON THE MOVE IN THE “D” video http://video214.com/play/aGnc5lrZSjkj5w7vmZehWA/s/dark

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health
and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through
philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and
community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $5.4 million in 2015
for vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an independent
public charity governed by a community board of 29 directors, and is a
501(c) (3) charitable organization. Learn more at www.chmfoundation.org.

Contacts

Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program
Krista Clark
313-659-3931
kclark@wchap.org
or
Children’s
Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Leslie Fleming, Director of
Communications
313-745-1933
leslie.fleming@chmfoundation.org