Affinity launches the “Get Fit for School” campaign for Bronx Residents
BRONX, NY (August 19, 2011) – Affinity Health Plan, a non-profit managed care organization that offers quality, affordable health coverage to New York residents, in partnership with The Acacia Network, has launched a back-to-school campaign to help children in the Bronx get ready for the new school year. The “Get Fit for School” events will take place from 10AM - 3PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the month of August and the first week of September at two locations in the Bronx.
Children attending the events will have the opportunity to get full physical exams,, immunizations, free giveaways, back to school supplies, and more.
The Claremont Family Health Center at 262-4 East 174th Street, Bronx, will play host on Tuesdays, August 16, 23, and 30, and September 1. On Wednesdays August 17, 24, and 31, and September 7 they will be held at the Park Avenue Health Center, 4196 Park Avenue, Bronx.
“Affinity is happy to partner with the Acacia Network to offer these very important services to the community,” says Denise Rogers, director of Affinity’s Community Relations department. “To be able to help children get ready for school and see the smiles on their faces is priceless,” she adds.
Affinity Health Plan is an independent, not-for-profit organization offering quality health care coverage to underserved New Yorkers. Its programs are sponsored by New York State and include Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid managed care, and Medicare. Founded in 1986, Affinity serves more than 275,000 members in New York City, Long Island, and the surrounding counties of Westchester, Rockland and Orange. For more information, visit www.affinityplan.org or follow Affinity on Facebook and YouTube.
The Acacia Network is a Community Development Corporation whose mission is to enable residents in urban settings, utilizing their programs and services, to become self-sufficient citizens who contribute to the quality of life of their communities. The Acacia Network works towards achieving its mission by assuming a leadership role in serving the under-served in health, education, employment, economic & community development and housing.