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Drum Circle At 12th annual "Back to School and Health Fair

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Come out and Join us for some Back to school fun we will be drumming from 9am to 12pm at the playground inside metro Center Bring the Kids and have some fun drumming up community city of Phoenix will be offering Back Packs for needed families this is a great way to use your drum for a great cause. More info

The city of Phoenix is sponsoring the 12th annual "Back to School and Health Fair hosted by Metrocenter," Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Metrocenter Mall, 9617 N. Metro Parkway West (event participants should use the south entrance between Macy's and Dillard's).

Thanks to numerous sponsors, visitors to the Back-to-School and Health Fair, part of the City's FitPHX initiative, can get free lunch, health screenings, dental and visual check-ups and hair cuts. The Maricopa County Department of Public Health will be offering select shots for uninsured or underinsured individuals including HPV vaccine, Meningococcal vaccine and Tdap for adolescents and Hep a, Hep B for adults and Tdap for adults that live with or work around infants.

The first 1,000 children, accompanied by a parent or guardian also will receive free backpacks with school supplies.

The cost to fill each backpack with supplies for the upcoming school year is $9. If you would like to make a donation to this cause, please consider making a $9 or more on-line donation here. Please indicate "Health Fair" in the comments section when entering your credit card information.

Or feel free to mail your check made payable to the Phoenix Parks Foundation to:

Phoenix Parks Foundation
2013 Back to School Fair
2700 N. 15th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Parents and children participating in the health fair will be able to gather useful information from more than 60 organizations on after-school programs, health, nutrition, education, school registration, finance, voting/registration, vital records, and water safety. A plenary panel discussion about challenges affecting the surrounding community will cap off the event.

The fair will feature FitPHX, a city-wide initiative, led by Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman, with the goal of making Phoenix one of the top 10 healthiest cities in the nation. More information on FitPHX is available by phone at 602-262-6864 or by visiting the FitPHX website at

The Back to School and Health Fair is produced by the city's Latino Institute, an interdepartmental volunteer team whose mission is to promote healthy living, safe communities, and education and understanding of Latino Culture, its contributions to society and its challenges for the future. Additional information is available online at, by phone at 602-262-7442 or via e-mail at


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