Health Briefing April 19, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Tupelo goes wild for Boerner April 27
Ballard Park will be moving and grooving April 27 for Boerner Be Wild Day.
Sponsored by the Healthy Tupelo Task Force, the festival honors the late community and fitness advocate Hank Boerner.
Online registration at for the four-mile run is encouraged; it will be available through Wednesday. The cost of the run is $20; T-shirts available for $15.
The free festival will feature live music, karoake contest and parrot head contest.
There will also be an obstacle course run with onsite registration for $5.
The 4-mile race will begin at 8 a.m.; the festival will run 9 a.m. to noon.

March for Babies rolls at Fairpark on Saturday
Families can stick their feet out for babies on Saturday.
The annual March for Babies benefiting the March of Dimes will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Fairpark in Downtown Tupelo. Registrations will open at 8:30 a.m. Walkers will have the option of a one- or two-mile loop. Strollers are welcome.
The event is free and open to the public. Individuals and teams work to raise money to support the March of Dimes mission to give babies a healthy start in life. Individuals who raise $200 or more will earn a shirt.
For more information, call Wendy Parker at (662) 523-9333 or visit

HealthWorks! announces summer fun schedule
Summer is coming fast, and HealthWorks! has some infectiously contaminating fun to keep the “I’m bored” doldrums at bay.
The children’s health education center will have Fit Fridays in June with special programs for kids and their grown-ups from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28. The program will be included in the regular admission; $5 for 2 and older; free to members.
On Thursdays in July, the center will host a number of half-day and full-day camps such as Challenge of Champions, Silly, Stinkin’, Shocking’, Super Slammin’ Science! The camps are divided into two age groups: 5 to 8 and 8 to 12.
Full day camps are $50; half day camps are $25; discounts for members. A stay and play option is available following the half day camps for $15.
For more information and camp descriptions, visit

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