15th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day



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On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 75,000 women of all ages will participate in local health and fitness events at more than 500 community locations across the country as part of the 15th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Daysm. It is always held on the last Wednesday in September as part of National Women’s Health & Fitness Week celebrations throughout the United States, as a public/private partnership with the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC).

Local women’s events will include fitness walks, exercise demonstrations, health fairs and health information workshops. Most events will include an exercise or physical activity component, as well as educational information about women’s health and fitness.

“Our goal is to encourage women to take control of their health: to learn the facts they need to make smart health choices, and to make time for regular physical activity,” said Patricia Henze, Executive Director of the Health Information Resource Centersm, organizer of the event. “Women’s Health & Fitness Day will showcase the many women’s health resources available locally.”

Organizations interested in hosting an event must register ($29.95 event registration fee plus shipping). Registrants receive a Women’s Health & Fitness Day event manual and sample event incentive items – T-shirt, balloons, posters, etc. The manual is an easy-to-use guide to hosting a successful event – activity suggestions, posters, press releases, copyright-free women’s health reproducible masters for distribution, and more.

HIRC is also sponsoring a Women’s Health & Fitness Day Theme Contest for women ages 18 +) can submit a short phrase or sentence supporting the importance of health and fitness for women. The deadline is June 30, 2016, by post cards or letters to: 2016 Women’s Health & Fitness Day Theme Contest, P.O. Box 883, Libertyville, IL 60048 or fax to 847-816-8662, or e-mail: info@fitnessday.com. A cash prize will be awarded to the winner. For more details visit: fitnessday.com/women.

For more information on Women’s Health & Fitness Day, please contact Patricia Henze, program manager, at 1-800-828-8225, weekdays 8-6 Central time. E-mail: info@fitnessday.com