Winter Choosing Health!® Rally
& Winter Warm-Up Kick-Off

January 18, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lansing Mall, Lansing, MI

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Event Pictures

Healthy Lifestyle Resources




Health Assessments & Kids' Activities


Taste of Health



Winter Warm-Up Kick-Off Program


About the Rally

The Capital Area Health Alliance (CAHA) partnered with Community Partners in Health to host a Winter Warm-Up Kick-off and Choosing Health!® Rally on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Lansing Mall! Free transportation to and from the Kick-Off & Rally were generously provided by CATA.

The purpose of this Rally and future Rallies is to get our region out walking and to expose them to resources that will be available through the Winter to help their pursuit of healthy lifestyles. Attendees had the opportunity to sign up for local organizations' winter programs and/or get information about what organizations have to offer, learn about the 2014 Winter Warm-Up (a free 9-week program for all Mid-Michigan residents designed to improve your health and fitness), and register for the Blues Community Challenge. Lauren Evans (WILX) and Judi Brown Clarke (Keynote Speaker and five-time National Champion) kicked off the Winter Warm-Up Program and the Blues Community Challenge.

Participating organizations and restaurants included:

  1. Barry Eaton District Health Department
  2. Big Brothers Big Sisters
  3. Blue Care Network of Michigan
  4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  5. Capital Area Center for Independent Living
  6. Capital Area District Libraries
  7. Capital Area Health Alliance
  8. Community Mental Health Authority
  9. Community Partners in Health
  10. Creative Wellness
  11. Cristo Rey Community Center
  12. Delhi Township Parks and Recreation
  13. Delta Township District Library
  14. East Lansing Parks, Recreation, and Arts
  15. Eaton County Parks & Recreation
  16. Garden Project
  17. Grace Hospice
  18. Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital
  19. Houlihan's
  20. Ingham County Health Department
  21. Ingham County Parks
  22. Lansing City Market
  23. Lansing Mall
  24. Lansing Parks & Recreation
  25. Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  26. Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
  27. MSU Extension
  28. NexCare Health Systems
  29. NorthWest Initiative
  30. Olga's Kitchen
  31. PGPA Pharmacy
  32. Physician's Health Plan
  33. Playmakers
  34. School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan
  35. South Side Community Coalition
  36. Subway
  37. Sultan's
  38. Susan G. Komen Mid-Michigan
  39. Walgreens
  40. Women's Center of Greater Lansing
  41. YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing

If your organization is interested in having a display table at a future Choosing Health!® Rally, please contact the Capital Area Health Alliance at or 517-347-3377.

Activities at the Choosing Health Rally included:

  • Children's Activities, organized by Lansing Parks & Recreation
  • Fun Healthy Kids, presented by Lansing City Market
  • Health Assessments, provided by Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Health Reform 101, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Healthy Living Displays from area organizations
  • Taste of Health, featuring healthy food samples from Houlihan's, Olga's Kitchen, Subway, and Sultan's
  • Kick-Off Walk, organized by Community Partners in Health
  • Door Prize Drawing, featuring prizes donated by Cheddar's, Chuck E. Cheese, Creative Wellness, Grace Hospice, Hilltop Yoga, Impression 5, PGPA Pharmacy, Playmakers, Suburban Ice, Sparrow Health System, and Zap Zone Fun Center

Email or call 517-347-3377 to register for future Rallies or for more details.