6th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration: Each One Teach One

 Words by Adrian McQueen, Photos by Leon Brittain, Henri Fisher, Garvin St Villier and Adrian McQueen

Father’s Day in the Maryland, DC and Virginia area was elevated by Fit Fathers for the 6th consecutive year with exercise, laughter, dance, music and fun. We bring dads and father figures together to demonstrate the importance of being health conscious and leading by example through positive, nutritional choices.

Hype for the event was built from engaging social media campaigns and coverage from our media partners at Radio One, Fox 5 DC, News Channel 8, WUSA 9 and a host of media outlets. Additionally, with $2,500 in prizes at stake for our fitness challenges, over 500 attendees came to the celebration ready for action which resulted in an eventful morning.


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AAHP Community Day 2019

In recognition of National Minority Health Month in April, the African American Health Program (AAHP) is uniting with its partner organizations* to host AAHP Community Day 2019 in order to bridge efforts to help eliminate health disparities and to build a stronger, healthier Montgomery County. The event will be held:

Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Place
Silver SpringMD 20910

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This year’s theme is “KNOW?”.  During the event, we will be focusing on helping the attendees to know their numbers (i.e., blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass, etc.).  We will kick off the day with a panel discussion on “Genetics and Minority Health Care”. We have a robust panel of experts who are confirmed to speak on the topic. The discussion will take place tentatively from 9:30 am – 10:45 am.  The attendees will also have access to various health related demonstrations, energizing group fitness activities, onsite health screenings, and interactive community information booths. The event will be a fun and interactive awareness program, focusing on childbirth and breastfeeding, HIV/AIDS prevention, diabetes prevention and management, oral health, mental health, stress management techniques, men’s health, cardiovascular disease, healthy eating, and physical fitness.

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AAHP Data Summit: Making Strides Towards 2030

 

The African American Health Program (AAHP) invites you to an evening of conversation as we undertake strides towards a healthier future by 2030.  Guests will present a wealth of information highlighting the disposition of black health in Montgomery County. Please join us!

Monday, September 24th  — 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Silver Spring Civic Center, Great Hall

1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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2017 AAHP Community Day: Building Bridges

2017 AAHP Community Day: Building Bridges

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News Channel 8: Let’s Talk Live About Fit Fathers Day

This Father’s Day there is something different and exciting for the entire family. Fit Fathers Day is a free fun-for-all fitness celebration, taking place in downtown Silver Spring, MD on Father’s Day. Today on “Let’s Talk Live”, we learned more about the event and its host organization from Kimatni Rawlins, Founder of the Fit Fathers Foundation. [Read more…]

Great Day Washington Welcomes the Fit Fathers Foundation

Thank you WUSA 9 for having Fit Fathers on Great Day Washington to discuss our 3rd Annual Fit Fathers Day Celebration in Downtown Silver Spring, MD Sunday June 19. We are highly appreciative of the opportunity. It was fun discussing health and working out with the kids on set. More event details at www.FitFathersDay.com.

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Fox 5 DC Celebrates 3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Event

The Fit Fathers Foundation had a great time on Fox 5 — Good Day DC — this morning with Wisdom Martin discussing the 3rd Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration Sunday June 19 in Downtown Silver Spring, MD. Come join us for a free, fun for all, family event with Baltimore Ravens’ Kyle Arrington, music artist Raheem DeVaughn and Fit Fathers Founder Kimatni Rawlins. More details at www.FitFathersDay.com.

All fitness levels and ages

Eat clean, stay active and energize your life. 

An Event to Benefit Pediatric Cancer and Promote Good Health

#FitFathers #FitFathersDay #JourneyToHappiness #MensHealthMonth

Brought to you by Thule, Mazda, Toyota, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Volkswagen, Whole Foods, REI, Bose, DC Capital Striders, PCRM, Nissan, Mothers Car Care, The Washington Auto Show, Road Runner Sports and Yokohama Tires, the Father’s Day celebration has now spread beyond the Washington, D.C. area to Austin, Philadelphia, TX, Atlanta, South Jersey, Oakland, CA, Seal Beach, CA, Cincinnati, OH, North Carolina, Houston, New York City and San Diego, CA. Email InfoDesk@FitFathers.com for specific details on each Fit Fathers Day location.

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Be the Change!

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This is what we gave them at Fit Fathers​ Day. If it is nutritional change your are seeking then of course you have to spearhead the change. Don’t give in to temptation over what others might perceive because it’s open to public opinion. How can you say a health event was hosted when soda, chips and candy bars were served? And guess what, the fruit was gone by the end of the celebration. #EatClean #FitFathers

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