On September 26, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month and the important role of parents and others in promoting healthier birth outcomes in minority communities, Dallas Healthy Start will host a citywide Baby Buggy Walk in the Park, a health festival and 1.5-mile fitness walk at the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute, Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center at 4500 Spring Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210. This free family event provides an opportunity for families to come together for exercise and fun activities, to receive valuable health information and screenings and to enjoy a fun day in the park.
The Dallas event is one of 18 Baby Buggy Walk in the Park festivals happening in other cities across the nation in this fall, calling attention to the link between healthy lifestyles, healthy families and healthy babies. This year, the National Healthy Start Association, with support from partners from around the country – including the U.S. Office of Minority Health Resource Center – engaged Healthy Start project across the country to help make the Baby Buggy Walk in the Park a national event, with major cities across thirteen states launching their own Baby Buggy Walk in the Park family festivals.
Dallas Healthy Start is a program of Parkland Health & Hospital System, with support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health and other partners.
Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute - Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center
4500 Spring Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
Contact Judith Phillips