Horizon Healthy Camden Series kick-off and unveiling of new Healthy Pop-Up at Roosevelt Plaza Park

  Recently, the City of Camden announced the Horizon Healthy Camden Series at Roosevelt Plaza Park, in front of Camden City Hall. Funded by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and supported by Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, the Horizon Healthy Camden Series brings fitness classes, health and wellness education, lunchtime concerts, outdoor movies and family fun nights to Roosevelt Plaza Park. The series, in conjunction with the City’s Connect the Lots and Get Healthy Camden initiatives, is designed to create a healthier Camden by providing families with opportunities for safe, outdoor, active living.
  “I commend The Horizon Foundation and all of the partners involved in helping to kick-off the Horizon Healthy Camden Series. We recognize that in order to improve quality of life, we must also take a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. They simply go hand in hand,” said Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd. “The City and its partners are committed to transforming Camden’s parks into desirable spaces that provide our residents with the amenities they deserve.”
  “The Horizon Foundation is proud to join the City of Camden and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership in making Roosevelt Plaza Park an outdoor hub for physical fitness activities, health and wellness education and entertainment for the entire family,” said Jonathan R. Pearson, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. “We support the Horizon Healthy Camden Series at Roosevelt Plaza Park as a unique destination where Camden residents can enhance and recharge their mind, body and spirit.”
  The Horizon Healthy Camden Series is an essential part of both the City of Camden’s Connect the Lots initiative, supported by the Kresge Foundation, and the Get Healthy Camden initiative, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. These initiatives aim to address health issues and enhance community vibrancy.  Cooper’s Ferry Partnership manages both initiatives in partnership with the City of Camden.
 
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Pictured: Anthony Perno, CEO of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership (far right, at podium) stands with (from left) Robert Corrales, Business Administrator for the City of Camden, Jonathan R. Pearson, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and local youth participants in the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties’ Watershed Education by Bike (WEB) Program