Spring Choosing Health!® Rally

Saturday, May 2, 2015
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Fenner Nature Center, Lansing, MI

(Click HERE for event flyer.)


Healthy Lifestyle Resources










Taste of Heath & Healthy Eating Demonstrations






Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor




FIT Check & Mini-Massages




Fitness Mini-Classes & Children's Activities






News Coverage

The Spring Choosing Health!® Rally was featured on WLNS Channel 6 News.

About the Rally

The Capital Area Health Alliance partnered with Fenner Nature Center to host the Spring Choosing Health!® Rally on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Rally took place at the Fenner Nature Center at 2020 E. Mount Hope Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, and we were set up inside the Nature Center as well as outdoors along its beautiful grounds and trails.
Over 530 adults and kids came out to discover community resources related to healthy lifestyles, from camps and gardening classes to martial arts and health insurance! The also got to take walks around Fenner's trails and see what programs Fenner had to offer. 

Participating Restaurants and Organizations included:
  1. Allen Neighborhood Center
  2. Alzheimer's Association
  3. Capital Area Center for Independent Living
  4. Capital Area District Libraries
  5. Capital Area Health Alliance
  6. Community Mental Health Authority
  7. Creative Wellness
  8. Enroll America
  9. Fenner Nature Center
  10. Gateway Youth Services
  11. Greater Lansing African American Health Institute
  12. Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital/AL!VE
  13. Ingham County Health Department
  14. Ingham County Parks
  15. Ingham Great Start Collaborative
  16. Lansing Hoops
  17. Lansing Latino Health Alliance
  18. Lansing Parks and Recreation
  19. Lettuce Live Well
  20. Michigan Fitness Foundation
  21. MSU College of Human Medicine
  22. MSU Extension
  23. MSU Student Organic Farm
  24. National Council on Alcoholism
  25. National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
  26. NexCare Health Systems
  27. Panera Bread (Lansing Mall)
  28. PGPA Pharmacy
  29. Physicians Health Plan of Mid-Michigan
  30. Playmakers
  31. School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan
  32. The Davies Project for Mid-Michigan Children
  33. The Garden Project
  34. Tri-County Office on Aging
  35. Velocity Martial Arts
  36. Women's Center of Greater Lansing
  37. YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing
  38. Zaytoon Mediterranean

Activities at the Choosing Health!® Rally included:
  • Children’s Activities & Scavenger Hunt, presented by Fenner Nature Center
  • Enhanced Fitness & Zumba Demonstrations, presented by the YMCA
  • Fun with Parachutes (for kids), presented by the YMCA
  • Make Your Own Fruit Kabobs, presented by MSU Extension
  • Hula Hoop Dance, presented by Lansing Hoops
  • Self-Defense Mini-Class, presented by Velocity Martial Arts
  • Health Assessments, presented by Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Chair Massages, presented by Creative Wellness
  • Healthy Living Displays from over 35 area organizations
  • Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor, presented by the Capital Area Health Alliance and featuring a walk around Fenner's trails with Dr. Glen Ackerman
  • Good Form Walking Clinic, presented by Playmakers
  • Taste of Health, featuring healthy food samples from Panera Bread and Zaytoon Mediterranean
  • Healthy Snacks, donated by Grace Hospice, Meijer, and Monticello's Market & Butcher Shop

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors: Adams Outdoor Advertising, Fenner Nature Center, Grace Hospice, MI Healthier Tomorow, Meijer, Monticello's Market & Butcher Shop, Subway, and Walgreens.

If your organization is interested in having a display table at a future Rally, or if you would like more information, please contact the Capital Area Health Alliance at CAHealthAlliance@aol.com or 517-347-3377.

This is a great opportunity to not only promote the resources and spring/summer activities of local organizations, but also help create a culture of healthy lifestyles in the Capital Area. The Choosing Health® movement marks a step forward for the Capital Area. It’s an opportunity for health professionals, organizations and businesses to work together to encourage, educate and inspire Capital Area residents to seek health and wellness for their families, neighborhoods and themselves. 

We would like to invite local organizations and businesses to set up a display table for your organization at the event to expose the community to healthy lifestyle resources and events occurring through your organization. Displays should be dynamic and fun; all appropriate decorations that can fit on 8-foot tables or within a 8-foot space are welcome. To help defray some of the costs of this event, CAHA would like to ask your organization please consider making a contribution for your display table. 

To register for a table display, please contact the Capital Area Health Alliance at 517.347.3377 or by email at CAHealthAlliance@aol.com. Please include your name, organization's name, phone number, and email.