Boo Walk

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2014 Boo Walk

The Youth Connection hosted our 4th Annual Osborn Community Boo Walk on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from noon until 4 pm at the Conner Creek Village/Kindred Hospital off of Conner Avenue just north of East Outer Drive. Approximately 500 parents and children attended the event held in a “spooky walkway” inside the hospital.

 

The event was free to the public (Halloween costumes being encouraged) and featured a walkway in the basement of the hospital where children can receive healthy snacks (fruit, granola bars, vegetables, and water), free giveaways to encourage physical activity (jump ropes and hula hoops) and candy, which will be available by visiting our resident ghoul along the way. There was also a craft table with kid-friendly Halloween projects led by Arts and Scraps and information on family-friendly exercise and nutrition available.

 

The Event is a part of The Youth Connection’s I2D2 Campaign – an effort to increase fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity and decrease intake of sweetened beverages and screen time for children 6-12 years old and their parents in the Osborn Community of Detroit.

 

“We are trying to give the residents of Osborn more information about eating right and exercising while enjoying a chance to take their Halloween costumes for a test drive,” said Dr. Grenaé Dudley, President and CEO of The Youth Connection. Last year’s event topped 600 attendees.

 

The 4th Annual Osborn Community Boo Walk was sponsored by::

 

The Parade Company

Molina Healthcare

St. John Providence Health System

University of Detroit School of Dentistry

 

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2013 Boo Walk

The Youth Connection hosted the 3rd Annual Osborn Community Boo Walk on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from noon until 4 pm at the Conner Creek Village/Kindred Hospital off of Conner Avenue just north of East Outer Drive. Approximately 600 parents and children attended the event held in a “spooky walkway” inside the hospital.

 

The event featured a walkway in the basement of the hospital where children received healthy snacks (granola bars, fruit, water), free giveaways to encourage physical activity (hula hoops, jump ropes) and candy, which was available by visiting our resident ghoul along the way. There was also a craft table with kid-friendly Halloween projects led by Arts and Scraps and information on family-friendly exercise and nutrition available.

 

In addition to the fun and games, DTE Energy was on hand to give parents information about saving energy costs at home. The event was a part of The Youth Connection’s I2D2 Campaign – an effort to increase fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity and decrease intake of sweetened beverages and screen time for children 6-12 years old and their parents in the Osborn Community of Detroit.

 

“We tried to give the residents of Osborn more information about eating right and exercising while enjoying a chance to take their Halloween costumes for a test drive,” said Dr. Grenaé Dudley, President and CEO of The Youth Connection.

 

The 3rd Annual Osborn Community Boo Walk was sponsored by:

 

Detroit Food and Fitness Collaborative

The Parade Company

Molina Healthcare

St. John Providence Health System

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