Healthy kids’ day hosted by YMCA

Emma B. Howe Family YMCA will host healthy kids’ day events Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with activities both at the YMCA and the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park pavilion.

There will be a walk-a-thon – a 5K walk, stroll or run – from 8 a.m. to noon starting and ending at the regional park pavilion.

The walk-a-thon will raise money to help others, while promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

The donations will create opportunities for youth and families through summer a camp that builds youth confidence and connects them to others in our communities.

To register contact the Emma B. Howe Family YMCA member service desk 763-785-7882 or Mary Britts at 763-717-1836.

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Each family or team (four to five people) will be asked to secure $200.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28, there will be kids’ activities with swimming, family fitness and healthy snacks at the YMCA, 8950 Springbrook Drive N.W., Coon Rapids

The city of Coon Rapids will provide child safety seat instructions, police officers and other community safety information will be available.

This is a community event open to everyone.