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Friday: Mayor Pedro Segarra Joins Congressman Larson and First Lady Cathy Malloy to Launch Children’s Wellness Center in Hartford

(May 30, 2013) – Tomorrow, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra will join Congressman John B. Larson and First Lady of Connecticut Cathy Malloy to unveil plans for a new Children's Fitness/Wellness Center in Hartford.  In partnership with Family Life Education, the center is part of an initiative to address high obesity rates among preschool children in Hartford. A 2012 study commissioned by the City and conducted by the University of Connecticut’s Center for Public Health and Health Policy reported that 37% of Hartford preschool children are overweight and obese. The Fitness/Wellness center, the first of its kind, will provide urban families free access to comprehensive fitness and health programs.  

WHO:
Mayor Pedro E. Segarra
Congressman John B. Larson
Cathy Malloy, First Lady of Connecticut
Dr. Jeannette Ickovics, Yale School of Public Health

WHAT: Launch of New Children’s Fitness/Wellness Center in Hartford

WHERE: 30 Arbor Street, South Building, Hartford, CT 06106

WHEN: Friday, May 31, 8:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. 

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For Immediate Release: May 30, 2013

Contact: Dr. Jose Colon-Rivas
Director of Hartford’s Department for Families, Children, Youth & Recreation
860-757-9595
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HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM