After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, our friends at Baptist Health delighted the Doral community with their second Doral Fit Festival, a fun morning of family-oriented outdoor activities that aimed to promote wellness, health and an active lifestyle.
The rainy weather didn’t stop the families that made it to Downtown Doral Park from getting on their feet and having fun. The event kicked off with a 5k run/walk followed by a yoga class. The Zumba and Rebolaxe classes got everyone excited with high-energy moves to Latin beats. There was also a variety of activities for children, food trucks and a mini farmer’s market.
Baptist Health wants you to make being active fun, but another important part of staying healthy is to visit your doctors and stay on top of your preventive screenings.
The Doral Fit Festival also featured engaging educational opportunities, where families were able to learn more about services available at Baptist Health, from cancer and heart and vascular care to orthopedics, brain and spine.
The Miami Cancer Institute offered and conducted free skin cancer screenings in one of their tents. I did mine and thankfully, it’s all good! The physician checked my moles and asked me if I had any concerns. I was reminded of the importance of getting my skin checked regularly. In a city like ours, where sun exposure can be sometimes intense, besides wearing sunscreen every day, we need to do preventive screenings and our friends at Baptist Health can be of help!
“Five a day, the Baptist Health Way”
The mini farmer’s market had colorful, delicious fruits for families to grab as a reminder to get their 5 daily servings of fruits and veggies.
“Aside from preventive screenings, doctor visits and getting outside to be active (even if it’s going out to the park with your kids), now more than ever it’s important to stay healthy, shop for fresh fruits and vegetables and make healthy meals for your families. It starts at the bottom with the kids,” shared Gina Halley-Wright, Baptist Health’s Marketing and Communications Manager.
“Baptist Health has had a presence in Doral for quite some time. We have an urgent care center in Downtown Doral. We just opened a Baptist Health Hospital in the area last fall, so we really just want to make sure that we are providing the community with opportunities to engage in healthy and fun activities so that they can stay healthy.”
We, at Miami Mom Collective, are happy to continue supporting and participating in Baptist Health’s initiatives that aim to remind moms and families that being healthy is not just a lifestyle or a suggestion, it’s a priority.
If you would like to learn more about their services, this piece we recently posted in our blog talks about their telehealth app to be seen by a doctor from the comfort of your own home: Baptist Health Care On Demand: Visit with a Doctor From Your Home.