By Lisa Stein, Director of Advancement at United Family Medicine

Delicious food, live music, family fun, FREE dental cleanings and FREE blood pressure checks! That’s what you’ll find at United Family Medicine’s second annual Healthy West 7th Block Party, presented by The Language Banc, Thursday, August 17th, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at 1026 West 7th Street in Saint Paul.

“Drawing on the success of last year’s inaugural event, United Family Medicine is excited to host the second Healthy West 7th Block Party,” said Brian Nasi, CEO of UFM. “Together with neighborhood businesses and organizations, we’re committed to building and supporting the growing vibrancy and health of our unique West 7th neighborhood.”

Dunk your favorite UFM provider or staff member in the Dunk-A-Doc Dunk Tank. Find out the sugar content in everyday drinks. Enjoy musical entertainment from local bands (including our very own Dr. Tim Rumsey’s band, the Rhythm Pups). Walk through a giant super colon. Eat food from delicious local food trucks. Visit with fire fighters and fire engines at the Fire Station, free face painting and plenty of other family friendly activities.

National Health Center Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years. Early on, health centers and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) recognized the benefits of joining together to celebrate and showcase their programs and deliver a strong message nationwide for health centers and their patients. National Health Center Week provides an ideal occasion to celebrate the long record of success and delivery of high quality, cost effective, and accessible care across the nation. It is a great opportunity for health centers to speak out and tell the story of their community-based model of care, and increase public awareness of what they do and how they do it.

In celebration of National Health Center Week, United Family Medicine is throwing is a celebration for the West 7th neighborhood, celebrating all the ways our community supports leading a healthy lifestyle. Unlike other health fairs, the Healthy West 7th Block Party is bringing together businesses and organizations, highlighting all the ways the West 7th community is unique, and the ways we are working together to build a stronger, healthier community- providing opportunities to learn and engage in discussions about important topics.

Thanks to generous support from our Title Sponsor- The Language Banc, Gold Sponsors- Delta Dental of Minnesota, McGough Facility Management and media sponsor KBEM Jazz88 and Silver Sponsors- Allina Health, American Cancer Society, Dermatology Consultants, Ellie Family Services, Eyes All Over Inc., Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Minnesota Gastroenterology, Springboard for the Arts and UCare, the Healthy West 7th Block Party, which will take place during National Health Center Week, is again free and open to the public. We are YOUR neighborhood health center. Join us for a celebration of health and community on Thursday, August 17 from 4:30 to 7:30PM at 1026 West 7th Street. We will be partying rain or shine.

For more information about the activities being offered by UFM and partners during the Healthy West 7th Block Party, visit www.unitedfamilymedicine.org/events or find and “Like” United Family Medicine on Facebook.

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