MDwise brings interactive exercise program to Hoosier kids during July

6/30/2010
 

 

Ms. Bluebelle with kids and Radio Disney.
Ms. Bluebelle with kids and Radio Disney.

MDwise brings interactive exercise program to Hoosier kids during July

 
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – June 30, 2010
Kids across central Indiana are invited to learn fun, new ways to get active and healthy this summer. MDwise, a statewide managed health care organization, is bringing Radio Disney's "Move It!" program – an upbeat, kid-friendly exercise presentation aimed at curbing childhood obesity – to central Indiana kids at various locations in July and August.

 

"Childhood obesity is a growing problem, and MDwise is taking an active role to address this issue among Hoosier kids," said Jamie Bruce, chief development and marketing officer for MDwise. "The 'Move It!' program is a great initiative that engages kids with fun, interactive activities to get them excited about being active and healthy."
 
Themed "Get Off Your Seat and On Your Feet," the "Move It!" program helps kids identify physical activities they enjoy doing, whether it’s dancing, skateboarding, rollerblading or just playing a game of tag with friends. MDwise and Radio Disney are working with Indy Parks to offer the program at the following Indianapolis sites:
 
                   July 8, 1–2 p.m. | Dr. MLK Jr. Park – 1702 Broadway St.
                   July 12, 1–2 p.m. | Broad Ripple Park – 1550 Broad Ripple Ave.
                   July 15, 1–2 p.m. | Riverwood Park – 7201 Crittendon Ave.
                   July 20, 1–2 p.m. | Garfield Park – 2345 Pagoda Dr.
                   July 30, 10–11 a.m. | Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center – 2990 West 71st St.
                   Aug 14, 1–2 p.m. | Bethel Park Pool – 2945 E. Minnesota St.
 
Space at the events is limited and kids will be able to participate on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will also make stops at the Keenan-Stahl Boys & Girls Club on July 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. for kids who are enrolled in this organization.


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About MDwise

MDwise is an Indiana-licensed nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to 300,000 Medicaid members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana.
 
MDwise is a provider-owned health plan with a large network of doctors, specialists and hospitals located throughout the state. By meeting the basic requirements of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement, MDwise was awarded NCQA’s accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to their family and friends. For more information, visit MDwise.org.


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