Rady Children’s Hospital Announces Second Annual beWELL Fitness Fair
The La Jolla and Carmel Valley units of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary announced the second annual beWELL Fitness Fair at the La Jolla High School Stadium. This family-friendly fundraiser features a fitness boot camp, yoga class, local vendors, live entertainment and opportunity drawing for guests to enjoy.
Net proceeds will benefit the new Copley Psychiatric Emergency Department and affiliate programs at Rady Children’s, the region’s first emergency facility dedicated to children experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis. The facility is scheduled to open in 2020.
“The beWELL Fitness Fair is an important community event, offering families a fun way to get involved in fitness while supporting a critical health need for so many San Diego families,” said Mary Stopler, co-chair of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary La Jolla unit. “We want to help end the stigma around mental health care so that every child facing a crisis is able to receive the care they need.”
Attendees will be welcomed with opening announcements from the beWELL team as well as special guest, Sheri Matthews Kimmel, a former Lululemon ambassador, wellness consultant and activist. Guests will participate in the boot camp with Coach Tee at 8:30 a.m. followed by another speaker and a yoga class at 9:30 a.m. with Pam Hendricks from CorePower Yoga.
Afterwards, guests will be able to enjoy a variety of food and beverage vendors while visiting the vendor village.
The La Jolla and Carmel Valley Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary units are dedicated to fighting the growing mental health crisis among youth in our region. Roughly one in five children in the U.S. experiences a behavioral health disorder. In San Diego, that’s nearly 190,000 children and less than ten percent of these children receive any medical attention.
The La Jolla YMCA will be offering its Kid’s Corner program, a supervised child care program featuring an obstacle course, games and more so parents can participate in the event. The Kids Corner is free.
See you there!