Arrowhead United Way Leads Young Ladies Toward a Healthier Lifestyle"Healthy Lifestyles" workshop made possible by Bank of America, St. Bernardine Medical Center, Wells Fargo, and Arrowhead United Way Women’s Leadership Council
March 8, 2012
Healthy Lifestyles participants learn cardio can be fun.
The Women's Leadership Council held a fun-filled Healthy Lifestyles workshop for at-risk young women in the community. The workshop is designed to guide the participants down a healthier path by covering topics like eating right and healthy relationships. Karen Serrano of the American Heart Association, brought heart-friendly tips to improving the daily diet, and showed that watching TV does not have to be sedentary through a demonstration of workouts that can be done during a favorite show. Yúsuf Saadiq-Saoud, from the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, opened the eyes of the young women during his presentation on the importance of reproductive health. The young women also learned about the impact that unhealthy relationships and drug and alcohol abuse have on their health and safety, during the presentation given by WLC Member and San Bernardino City Police Officer, Marci Atkins. The day was co-sponsored by St. Bernardine Medical Center, who provided the venue, breakfast, and lunch for the event.
The Arrowhead United Way Women's Leadership Council is committed to improving the lives of underserved young women in its service area through education, financial stability, and healthy lifestyles. For more information about the program or the Women's Leadership Council, contact Knea Hawley at (909) 884-9441 x224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUW is a volunteer driven organization that actively supports health and human services by focusing on education, income, and health. These services address the underlying causes of the community's issues and create lasting change. The organization was established in 1891 and is led by prominent respected community leaders; it is one of the oldest United Ways in the country. AUW encourages individuals to become more involved in the community by giving, advocating, and volunteering. For more information about how to become involved with AUW, please call (909) 884-9441 or visit www.ArrowheadUnitedWay.org.