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Healthy Harford hosts 4th annual Healthy Harford Day

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Healthy Harford, a coalition of local government agencies, businesses, non-profits and citizens dedicated to improving the health of Harford County residents, will once again host Healthy Harford Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 119 South Hays Street, next to the Bel Air Farmers Market. The annual event is designed to raise awareness about Healthy Harford and its mission to help make the healthy choice the easy choice in Harford County.

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Last year’s event attracted nearly 1,000 people who learned how to get and stay healthy in Harford County. Participants enjoyed free fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, Zumba, health screenings, free massages and kids’ activities, which included a bounce house, free bike helmets, fingerprinting and appearances by Max Ferdinand of the Baltimore Blast. This year’s event offers a variety of vendors, free classes and demonstrations, including:

• Cooking demonstrations with Jim Gerrity
• Zumba with Juan Alzamora
• Free health screenings from University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
• Free bike helmets and professional fitting by the Gregg Krause Foundation and Chesapeake Spokes
• Stand up paddleboard demonstrations by BeachBee Yoga
• Children’s activities, including a bounce house

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“Our goal is to make Harford County the healthiest community in Maryland,” says Health Promotion Specialist Bari Klein. “Healthy Harford Day is a fun, family-friendly way for people to get acquainted with the healthy resources available right here in the County. We hope everyone will come out to enjoy a great time and hopefully learn something, too.”

Healthy Harford still welcomes sponsors, exhibitors/vendors and performers/demonstrators to participate in Healthy Harford Day. If interested, please visit the organization’s website at to register. For more information and tips on healthy living in Harford County, follow Healthy Harford on Facebook and Twitter.