WRKS and Tom Joyner Kick Off "Take A Loved One To The Dr. Day"
September 15, 2011 at 9:32 AM (PT)
EMMIS Urban AC WRKS (98.7KISS)/NEW YORK syndicated morning host TOM JOYNER kick off JOYNER’s 10th Anniversary “Take A Loved One To The Dr. Day” FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th at the YMCA JACKIE ROBINSON YOUTH CENTER in NEW YORK. This community initiative is designed to encourage people to not only go themselves, but also to take a loved one to visit a doctor.
JOYNER and the entire WRKS family will join together to provide a day of free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, workout challenges, and health information. This effort is a targeted effort designed to raise health awareness in the African-American community.
“It is very important that people begin to take their health more seriously, especially in the African American community,” says JOYNER. “Minority groups are affected in a greater way by many health related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. ‘Take A Loved One To The Doctor Day’ seeks to not only increase health awareness but to save lives by educating minority communities about pro-active care measures.”