Community Events

Throughout the year, the Independent Health Foundation provides family-friendly events that focus on health and fitness fun.
Learn more about these events and what they offer below.


7th Annual Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge


Saturday (All-Stars & Dance) & Sunday (School & Rec)
November 15 & 16, 2014

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
153 Franklin St. Buffalo, NY 14202
Open to all levels of cheer and dance!


• Two-panel judging
• Multi-station warm-up
• Priority seating
• Prizes and giveaways
• Spring floor (All-Star & Dance sessions)

School & Rec: $8; All-Star & Dance: $15

Registration Forms:

2014 Complete Cheer Registration Packet

Cheer Packet Letter

Individual Waiver Form

School Teams Registration Form

Recreation Teams Registration Form

All-Star Registration Form

Stunt Group Competition Registration Form

Individual/Double Competition Registration Form

Team Roster



2014-15 USASF Cheer Rules

2014-15 USASF Cheer Age Grid

2014-15 USASF Dance Rules

2014-15 USASF Dance Divisions/Categories

2014-15 NFHS Spirit Rule Revisions

AACCA Youth Rec Rules


Use #FFKCheer when you post pictures of the event on social media!

Kids Run
Kids Run
This annual 1.8-mile walk/run held at Delaware Park encourages families to exercise and
stay active together. Trophies are awarded to the top runners, and all participants receive a
medal and are given discounted admission to the Buffalo Zoo immediately following the
event. Kids Run aims to reach more than 5,000 underserved families that are often lacking
the opportunity to participate in physical activities. Through this event, the Foundation helps
demonstrate the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Learn more.
First Night Buffalo
First Night Buffalo
Ring in the New Year with Western New York's largest drug- and alcohol-free New Year's Eve
Celebration. First Night Buffalo promotes healthy New Year's resolutions by encouraging
people to have fun and be safe. The message of living a healthy lifestyle is intertwined with
an evening of fun activities and performances. Last year's event drew attendance of more
than 5,000! The event includes carnival rides, bounce houses, live music, magicians, jugglers
and much more! Learn more.
Good for the Neighborhood
Good for the Neighborhood takes place in at-risk neighborhoods throughout the
year, bringing free health screenings, a farmer's market, healthy recipes, nutrition classes,
fitness programs and more to participants. It helps link families to resources for healthier
living right in their neighborhoods. The program is currently in the East and West Sides of
Buffalo and the City of Niagara Falls.

For more information about the Independent Helth Foundation, click here.