High-energy ‘We Choose Health’ event at Discovery Center Jan. 10

Staff Report

Rockford’s Discovery Center is teaming up with local experts for the high-energy event “We Choose Health” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10.

Be the doctor as you interact with local medical students from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Find your pulse, fold a brain, fool your muscles, test your reflexes, and explore ways to stay healthy.

No registration required. Included with museum admission: $8 adults, $8 children ages 2-17.

This event is tied to state and national campaigns for healthy living. Let’s Move! is a national campaign spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama to end childhood obesity in the United States. We Choose Health is a multi-year Illinois Department of Public Health initiative funded by the Affordable Care Act to encourage and support the implementation of proactive health programs.

Discovery Center is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., daily. Call (815) 963-6769 or visit www.discoverycentermuseum.org.

From the Jan. 7-13, 2015, issue

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