Join MyDiabetesConnect at the “A SPARK to the PARK” kick-off event that will be held on Saturday, May 24 from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will feature physical activity demonstrations, local organizations and family friendly activities. Oakwood Place Neighborhood Association is providing ” A SPARK to the PARK,” an effort to attract our neighbors to the newly renovated Harrison Park, which lies in the heart of our community.
The rate of chronic diseases in our area is extremely high amongst our residents. The need to educate our community is very critical to the awareness to the illnesses. We believe that a coordinated, diverse and excited schedule of events partnered with a unique and customized community engagement plan will bring new life to the community, our neighbors and “A SPARK to the PARK.” Some of the activities that will be held at Harrison park are Line Dancing Lessons for Beginners, Zumba, Walking and Fitness Programs, Tennis Camps, an Outdoor Basketball League team along with a monthly Biking Rodeo.
The ” A SPARK to the PARK” is a grant funded initiative of The Community Health Innovation Awards (CHIA) and One Great Community (OGC) supported by The University of Alabama at Birmingham and UAB’s Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (National Institute of Health Grant UL1 TR000165). One Great Community’s goal is to connect basic and clinical biomedical investigators with the multiple communities they serve. This collaboration will ensure that research efforts respond to and reflect the needs of the community through an active process of community involvement, dialogue, and mutual understanding.