For a decade, nationally syndicated morning show host Tom Joyner has been urging people to be more proactive with their health. This year, Joyner’s campaign “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day” brings him to New York for a live broadcast from Harlem.
On Friday, September 30, Joyner and his morning crew will appear at the YMCA Jackie Robinson Youth Center on 135th Street.
Joyner and the entire Kiss FM/WRKS family will be on hand to provide a day of free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, workout challenges, health information and much more. “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day” is targeted to raise health awareness in the African-American community.
Joyner, in 2002, with help from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administration launched this initiative. The national campaign continues to evolve and assist in helping to better educate people nationwide on taking a stand for their health.
“It is very important that people begin to take their health more seriously, especially in the African-American community,” says Joyner. “Minority groups are affected in a greater way by many health related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day seeks to not only increase health awareness but to save lives by educating minority communities about pro-active health care measures.”
Kiss FM and Joyner’s “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day” is free and available to all. Health, wellness, and/or fitness professionals interested in being a part of “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day” by setting up a booth, providing health screenings, or doing fitness demonstrations, can e-mail: info@987KISSFM.com for more details.