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TCUSD Hosts Community Health Fair and Run/Walk

Photo courtesy of Jerry Jambazian

by Lynne Burkardt

Temple City

The Temple City Unified School District will host a free Community Health Fair and 10K, 5K, and 1K Run/Walk on May 3, 2014 at Temple City Park, located at 9701 Las Tunas Drive in Temple City. Check-in for the Run/Walk will begin at 6:30 a.m. with the Run/Walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. sharp!
The Run/Walk is free and runners and walkers will receive a t-shirt (supplies are limited).  Participants need to pick up their T-shirts on May 2 between the hours of 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the District Office Boardroom located at 9700 Las Tunas Drive in Temple City.
Registration forms should be dropped off at the TCUSD District Office front desk (located at
9700 Las Tunas Drive in Temple City); the deadline for registration is April19.  Registration forms for the Run/Walk are available at the District Office, all TCUSD school sites, City Hall in Temple City, and select businesses in town.  Late registration on the day of the event will be taken but T-shirts are limited to those who register in advance.
A free Community Health Fair will also be held at Temple City Park from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
A dental professional will provide student dental screenings, which are mandated by the State.  The Fair will also include diabetes, grip strength, body fat, and blood pressure screenings.  Vendors will provide information about acupuncture, mental health services, smoking cessation, and more!
Fun activities are planned—visit with pet therapy dogs, face painting, an inflatable bouncer for kids, and a raffle for adults!  Temple City High School’s Jazz Band and Longden Elementary School’s Drill Team will perform in the Performing Arts Pavilion.
The Run/Walk and Health Fair are sponsored by the Temple City Unified School District Local Education Agency, a health community outreach organization.  For more information, call
Jeanne St. Pierre at 626-548-5000, Extension 1904 or Helen Redmond at 626-548-5069.

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