Power Play Saturday – A Day of Fun at the Children’s Museum!

Saginaw, MI October 7, 2015 — Area families are invited to attend the 8th Annual Power Play event at Mid-Michigan’s Children’s Museum (MMCM) located at 315 West Genesee Avenue in Saginaw on Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Power Play Saturday is brought to the community by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Pulse 3 Foundation, and Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum. The day will teach kids how simply playing, taking care of their body and being active means being a healthy child and lays the foundation for being a healthy adult. Families, church groups, scouting troops with children ages 10 and younger are encouraged to attend the event. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Entry to the museum will be discounted to $5.00 per person.  Special presentations will take place including  “Superhero- How To Save a Life,” “Toothtastic!,”  plus an up-tempo exercise routine that’s guaranteed to be fun for all.  Adults can take advantage of a free health screen.   This event is made possible through a grant from the Pulse 3 Foundation. For more information, contact the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum at 315 West Genesee Avenue 989.399.6626 or www.michildrensmuseum.com.

“Children in this country are facing an epidemic of obesity. This leads to chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. However, as a community, we can make a difference “says Dr. Rosalyn Miller D.O. of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

“The work we are doing with our partners in Mid-Michigan empower children to be active, make healthy choices, and live to their fullest potential. At Power Play, the whole family will learn how to incorporate healthy food choices and physical activity into their everyday lives. We want kids to know that being healthy can be easy and fun.”

 The Saginaw Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., has coordinated this day of fun and education for children as Power Play Saturday focuses on three points of the sorority’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Physical and Mental Health, Educational Development and Economic Development. Local organizations, including Saginaw Black Nurses Association, community volunteers, and the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum will be on hand to get kids moving and active, while sharing information on various topics, including heart disease, diabetes, physical activity, and nutrition. The Pulse 3 Foundation awards grants and supports collaborative efforts that seek to strengthen the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the communities it serves.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities. Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 250,000 members and nearly 1,000 chapters worldwide. The Sorority uses its Five-point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national programs.

 

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