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. 

 

 

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. Through this event, 5,000 family participants, are learning the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Register here

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Soccer for Success

Soccer for Success is an innovative youth development program created by the U.S.Soccer Foundation that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promotehealthy lifestyles for children in under-resourced urban communities. Independent Health Foundation implements this program for 1,000 children in the City of Buffalo.

 

To register your child for Soccer for Success, click here

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 frun 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

This event 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, Lackawanna, and the City of Niagara Falls. Learn more.

 

 

Healthy Options Buffalo

Healthy Options Buffalo aims to help our community make informed decisions about healthy eating at home and while dining out. Visit Healthy Options Buffalo for a full list of participating restaurants, cooking class dates, food festival and event dates, and more.