105.3 WDAS & Power 99 to Host Digital Town Hall Meeting to Promote Healthy Living

by Kevin Ross - Posted: June 29, 2012 at 9:43 am, Category: URBAN

 width=iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Philadelphia announced today that 105.3 WDAS FM and Power 99 FM will host a Digital Town Hall Meeting to promote healthy lifestyles and obesity prevention on Monday, July 2, 2012 from 3-4:00 p.m. ET. The Digital Town Hall Meeting will be sponsored by the YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity.

The Digital Town Hall Meeting will cover a variety of topics including the obesity epidemic, its impact on health and successful strategies for maintaining a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating and exercise. The panel of experts will include John Flynn, CEO of the YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity; Amy Smith from the YMCA‘s Diabetes Program; Dr. Glenn Hamilton Senior Regional UM Medical Director, Keystone Mercy/AmeriHealth Mercy; Theresa Conejo, Cardiovascular Nurse for the Mercy Healthcare System and American Heart Association Board Member and Sara Solomon, MPH RD Program Manager, Get Healthy Philly ““ Working Together for a Healthy, Active and Smoke Free City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

The Digital Town Hall Meeting will be streamed live, online at www.wdasfm.com and www.power99.com, and will be held at the iHeartRadio Performance Studio located at 111 Presidential Blvd. Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. Listeners will be encouraged to participate and engage in the meeting through social media via Facebook at www.facebook.com/wdasfm or www.facebook.com/power99philly and on Twitter @wdasfm or @power99philly.

Obesity awareness is especially timely since First Lady Michelle Obama has made healthy living her personal cause. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese. If the problem isn’t solved, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.

The YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity is focused on improving the health of the community by using policy and environmental changes that create sustainable opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity. In partnership with the City of Philadelphia‘s Health Department, several universities, insurance providers, and Community Based Organizations the YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity are working to create a community where all are given an equal opportunity for active living and health eating.

Fans can listen to Power 99 FM and WDAS FM on the stations’ websites, power99.com and wdasfm.com, as well as on as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)‘s best-in-class customizable digital listening service, that delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,000 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs.