HealthCorps Announces Highway to Health Festival 2011 With Dr. Oz Featuring Talent Competition, 5K Fun Run and Teen Battle Chef Competition USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center – May 14

Posted 05/09/2011 | By HealthCorps

NEW YORK, NY-May 9, 2011- HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org), a proactive health movement with a presence in 17 New York City schools, announces Highway to Health Festival 2011 presented by Fairway Market, a free community festival for all ages with an appearance from Dr. Mehmet Oz, heart surgeon and Emmy Award-winning host of the nationally syndicated talk show, “The Dr. Oz Show.” Dr. Oz and his wife Lisa co-founded HealthCorps.

The Highway to Health Festival is being organized in partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Fairway Market is this year’s Platinum Sponsor and Fox 5 is the Media Sponsor.

Among the Festival’s healthy lifestyle family activities are a 5K Fun Run/Walk, 10 and Under Tennis, free health screenings, healthy food and beverage samples, fitness workshops and unicycle rides. Hosted by MC Todd Robbins, the Music for a Better America Talent Competition will offer youth and adult divisions (over 18.) The Festival will also feature a special Event Tent with activities hosted by Miss Saturn, including cooking demonstrations and hands-on gardening.

WHERE: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadow – Corona Park in Queens, NY 11368. Festival will take place on the South Plaza. Please park in parking lot A. Use West Gate entrance.

WHEN: Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. At noon, Dr. Oz will make a special public appearance on the main stage with other celebrities to highlight HealthCorps’ work in fighting the child obesity crisis. MEDIA PHOTO AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES.

  • 11 a.m. – 5K Fun Run/Walk begins in Corona Park near the Unisphere and features Alfredo “Frado” Dinten from “The Biggest Loser” Season 10
  • 12 p.m. – Dr. Oz makes a special public appearance on Main Stage with celebrities. 5K Fun Run winners announced
  • 12:30 p.m. Music for a Better America Talent Competition – Youth Division. Fox 5 Sports Anchor Duke Castiglione leads panel of Judges
  • 1 p.m. – Teen Battle Chef cooking competition with HealthCorps students
  • 2: 30 p.m. Music for a Better America Talent Competition – Adult Division
  • 2:30 p.m. Teen Battle Chef winners will be announced

WHO: Dr. Oz will be joined by Daniel Zausner, Managing Director, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center; Fox 5 Sports Anchor Duke Castiglione and host of “Sports Extra;” Broadway Performer Stepp Stewart; New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other local public officials; Alfredo “Frado” Dinten from “The Biggest Loser” and other HealthCorps Ambassadors.

Partners supporting the event include the New York City Council, the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, the United States Tennis Association, the California Walnut Board, Emblem Health, Family Cook Productions, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Sahaja Meditation, Pirate’s Booty, and the YMCA.

For more details on Highway to Health Festival, please visitwww.highwaytohealthfestival.com, call 212-742-2875 or email highwaytohealth@healthcorps.org.

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CONTACT:
Karen Johnson, HealthCorps Communications Director
Phone: (646) 732-5076
Email: karen.johnson@healthcorps.org

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