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.
Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge
Thank you everyone for a great 2014 Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge! Check back next year for more information on the 2015 Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge.
To view action pictures from the Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge go to www.ampstudiosny.com and enter the event code: fitnesskids14
This is a US Finals Event Qualifier! All teams who performed at the Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge received a bid to US Finals!
Use #FFKCheer when you post pictures of the event on social media!
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.
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.
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.
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