The Junior League of Phoenix Hosts Second Annual HealthFest on March 10

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FREE Family-Friendly Health & Wellness event that features local health resources, FREE health screenings, FREE children’s immunizations, education, children’s activities and fitness demonstrations.

The Junior League of Phoenix (JLP) will host its second annual HealthFest event from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday March 10 at Gateway Community College, located at 108 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034. HealthFest is a FREE event focused on connecting the community to local healthcare resources and providing education to empower families to make healthy lifestyle choices.

This family-friendly event brings together local leaders in health and wellness, including nutrition, fitness, healthcare providers and local programs. It will include access to free health screenings including prenatal ultrasounds, lung and pancreatic screenings, free children’s immunizations, and free dental screenings and fluoride treatments. In its second year, HealthFest has added the opportunity to learn about the HUG clinic at GateWay Community College and schedule free physical therapy, respiratory therapy or ultrasounds.

“The Junior League is committed to expanding access to health services in the community, as well as providing education on healthy living,” said Raychel DeFranco, HealthFest Chair for the Junior League. “Phoenix Families want to know what they can do to improve the health of their family. JLP’s HealthFest is a fun way to spend a day with your family learning about local health resources and healthy lifestyle choices.”

HealthFest will also feature live interactive demonstrations for the entire family, including fitness and cooking. The Junior League’s signature program Kids in the Kitchen, a nutritional initiative that seeks to combat childhood obesity; will hosts a live cooking demonstration to showcase easy, quick, healthy meals for families. In addition, the event will feature fitness demonstrations including kids yoga, boxing, cardio and resistance training, and more! HealthFest is funded by a grant from The Junior League of Phoenix Foundation.

After spending the day with an amazing array of physicians, chefs, nutritionists, fitness experts, and trainers attendees will come away with the tools and ideas need to help lead a healthier, more active, and more fulfilling life.

About the Junior League of Phoenix
The Junior League of Phoenix, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization of over 1,000 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the Valley of the Sun through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For more than 80 years, JLP has invested almost $4.1 million in the community and contributes over 75,000 volunteer hours annually. Current League programs are structured around JLP’s focus area of “Building a Healthy Arizona.” For more information about the Junior League of Phoenix, please visit

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