A unique, interactive event for the whole family!
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The Shaw JCC hosted The Family Wellness Expo on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Officials estimate that over 3,000 people attended the event between the hours of noon and 4pm, nearly tripling the attendance of the events first year.
Families explored wellness through interactive activities at nearly 50 booths presented by non-profit and for-profit organizations from the Akron and Summit County areas. Children learned about Go, Slow and Whoa foods as well as healthy snacking with the Shaw JCCs Early Childhood Department, Summa Health System made physical activity fun was done with an exercise wheel and Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection made more than 100 ID kits. Educational, environmental and medical elements of wellness also played a large role in the days activities.
Jared Fogle, national SUBWAY spokesman, was one of the highlights of the event. Visitors had the opportunity to meet Jared and check out the pants he wore as a 425 lb. man. Attendees also enjoyed special stage shows performed throughout the day. Sid the Science Kid performed on stage with David Palomo of Music Togetherฎ as the children danced and sang along and ETC School of Musical Arts wowed the crowd with their performances.
Todd Rockoff, Executive Director for the Shaw JCC, said this about the event, We were thrilled with the turnout and are grateful to our sponsors and partners for their commitment to wellness in our community. The Shaw JCC is looking ahead to the third annual Family Wellness Expo as we work to continue delivering the message that wellness is fun and for the entire family.
Trailblazer: Shaw JCC of Akron, Summa Health System
Pioneer: Rubber City Radio Group
Pathfinder: Akron Aeros, Leader Publications, Western Reserve PBS
Explorer: White Hat Management
Leader: Bruegger's, Jewish Family Service
2013 Stage Shows
ETC School of Musical Arts Performance- 1:15pm, 1:45pm, 2:15pm
Sid the Science Kid Live on Stage with David Palomo- 12:45pm, 2:45pm
2013 Expo Booths & Activity:
Akron Aeros: Meet Orbit and 'How Fast Can You Throw?' Pitching Machine
Akron Children's Advance Practice Center
Akron Children's Hospital Genetic Center: Make a Family Tree
Akron Children's Hospital Future Fitness
Akron Zoo: Zoomobile with live animals
American Red Cross with Shaw JCC Aquatics: Learn to Swim and Water Safety Activities
Bruegger's: Meet Brueggie and Day-Old Bagel Toss
Camp JCC: Cup Stacking Challenge, Bubbles and Rate My Plate Fun
Child Guidance and Family Solutions
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
County of Summit ADM Board: Stress Measurement
Discover CATCH Early Childhood at the Shaw JCC: CATCH Play Corner
Freedman Clinic: Back Pack Analysis
Girls on the Run of Greater Summit
Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection (GASP): Fingerprinting and ID Kits
Jared Fogle: Meet the SUBWAYฎ Guy
Jewish Family Service: Make a Picture Frame
Leader Publications: Word Search
Metro Parks serving Summit County: Meet the Metro Park's Leaf
Music Together: Interactive Musical Experience
Rubber City Radio Group: Meet On-Air Talents & Spin the Wheel for Giveaways
Shaw JCC Early Childhood Department: Healthy Snacks
Shaw JCC Health & Wellness Department
Shaw JCC Massage Services: 'Free Sample' Massages
Shaw JCC Sports & Recreation Department: Parents vs. Child Challenge
Summa Health System: Exercise Wheel
Summit County Children's Services
Summit County Health Department: First Things First & Help Me Grow
Summit County Public Libraries
Team in Training-Leukemia
The Lippman School
Western Reserve PBS: Meet Sid the Science Kid
White Hat Management: Family Activity Wheel