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Virtua Camden Community Day Helps Residents Be Well & Have Fun

About 600 local residents recently joined the Virtua Camden team for a day of fun and wellness at Virtua Camden Community Day.  

About 600 local residents recently joined the Virtua Camden team for a day of fun and wellness at Virtua Camden Community Day.

Virtua Camden Community Day
(All photos provided) Nick Ghee with his bag of free produce from the Virtua Mobile Farmers Market bus, which gave out fresh fruits and vegetables during Virtua Camden Community Day.

The event featured free health screenings, health information, and community resources – plus family-friendly entertainment, refreshments, crafts and prizes. Kids enjoyed free pony rides, a teddy bear clinic, a moon bounce and face-painting. And families played life-size Jenga, the block-balancing game.

Virtua Camden Community Day
Elected officials and Virtua staff members take part in the event. Shown from left: Deb Moran, Vice President of Community Based Services for Virtua; N.J. State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez; N.J. Assemblyman Arthur Barclay (in plaid shirt); N.J. Assemblywoman Pat Egan Jones; Gregory Pease, Chief of Security for Virtua Camden.

In addition, Virtua gave away 275 bags of fresh produce from its Mobile Farmers Market bus, which visits seven sites in Camden County & Burlington County each week, year-round.

Virtua Camden Community Day.
Volunteers offer free books, among other giveaways, at Virtua Camden Community Day.

Event Sponsors & Partners Included:

Catelli DuoDietz & WatsonJ & J Snack Foods CorpRavitz Family FoundationPhiladelphia SoulTotal Turf ExperienceTrader Joe’sWawa, Wegmans, PlayMore – South JerseyAdventure AquariumBarnes & NobleBJ’s Wholesale ClubBounceU of Blackwood & Cherry HillFlyers Skate Zone, Pepsi Cola Pennsauken, Philadelphia 76ers, Pinsetters, Reconstructive OrthopedicsSahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park, and The Big Event Entertainment Experience.

Vendors Included:

Castle Program, Virtua Dental Center, Kyle Will Family Health Center, Virtua Home Care, Virtua Pharmacy, Virtua Physical Therapy, Virtua Podiatry, Stroke Education, Virtua Screenings, Virtua Lung Health, Ravitz Family Foundation, American Lung Association, American Red Cross, Camden Area Health Education Center (AHEC) , Camden City Independent Living Center, Camden County Health Dept., Camden Dreams-Koinoia Center, Clark Family-Breast Cancer Awareness, FBI Outreach, Family Success Program and Hispanic Family Center Asthma Program, Freedom Prep Charter School, Girl Scouts, Headstart, Hopeworks, National Stop the Violence, NJ Youth Challenge Academy, Planned Parenthood, Pop Up Library, Powell Peters Real Estate, Primerica, Providence Pediatric Medical Daycare, Puerto Rican Unity for Progress, Rutgers Rowan Medical School, Senior Care, Stork’s Nest, and Youth Aviation Program/Flight Simulator.

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