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Join 30 Days To Lose It! during Black History Month with the American Heart Association and its annual "Go Red for Women!" campaign.  On February 7, take advantage of free health screenings provided by the Henry Ford Institute on Multicultural Health at 6 pm, and catch a "Matters of the Heart" seminar featuring heart attack survivor Tanya Hughes.  Following these activities will be an invigorating Hustle for Health workout with Thomasenia Johnson of Two Left Feet at 7:30.  Free for members, $5 for non-members.  Attend 8 consecutive sessions and receive a complimentary museum membership, making your next 12 months FREE!  For more information please call (313) 494-5817 or email [email protected]

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CALLING ALL CONTESTANTS: if you're interested in competing during March's weight-loss challenge, please email your 3 - 5 minute YouTube video link explaining why you should be selected as a weight-loss contestant to [email protected] now through Friday, February 17 at 5 pm.  Entrants must be women in the metropolitan Detroit region who are at least 18 years old and 30 pounds overweight, and can provide medical clearance upon request to participate in such a program.  Only one submission per entrant will be accepted, and only one entrant will be considered per video submission.  Up to ten contestants will be selected by a panel of experts from the WW Group, St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health SystemContestants will be announced at 30 Days To Lose It! on Tuesday, March 6.  The winner of the month-long challenge receives a complimentary gym membership, pass to a local Weight Watchers meeting, workout DVD and companion book, and more  Please click here for complete details.


Please enter the museum through the main (Warren Avenue) entrance. Well-lit parking is free on Brush Street, and metered parking is available on Warren and Farnsworth Avenues. Sponsors of 30 Days to Lose It! include St. John Providence Health System, KANGEN Water, the Henry Ford Institute on Multicultural Health, Weight Watchers, Range of Motion Fitness, FitnessWorks, Body by Claudia and LA Fitness. Before beginning any exercise program, an individual should first consult with a physician or other qualified healthcare provider.

 

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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, four out of five African American women - the leading casualties of such ills as obesity, heart disease and diabetes - are overweight.  In response, the 30 Days To Lose It! program, inspired by the hit TV show, “The Biggest Loser,” was launched in March, 2010.  Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, compete, or just stay in shape, come dressed to sweat (with an exercise mat or beach towel), bring a buddy or 3 and join this safe, fun fitness program endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports!

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
(313) 494-5800
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