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North Penn PAL member enjoying the TD Bank Health Fair

North Penn PAL youngster getting her blood pressure checked

Close to 100 PAL youngsters and community members participated in North Penn PAL’s 2nd annual TD Bank Health Fair on November 15, 2012. Participants received new TD Bank drawstring bags, Health Fair shirts, pedometers and healthy snacks.

Several local organizations came together to explain the services they offer. Attendees included the Department of Human Services, John Heinz Wildlife Refuge, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and many more. All participants were treated to a group fitness session with personal trainer and founder of Physically Challenging America’s Youth, Decara Burgess. He showed them that exercising can be fun, while stressing safety and discipline.

TD Bank supplied new fitness equipment to remain at the center, including medicine balls, fitness ropes, gymnastics mats and much more. Officer Haskins, North Penn PAL Center Director said, “I am excited to teach the kids how to use all of the new equipment during our ‘Get Fit Friday’ program. I cannot thank TD Bank enough for making the health of Philadelphia youth a priority.”

PAL thanks TD Bank for another great Health Fair!

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