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Methodist Le Bonheur hosts 'Healthier 901 Fest' at Shelby Farms to challenge community in becoming healthier

The park provided free screenings by Cigna Healthcare.

Methodist Le Bonheur is on a mission to make the 901 healthier.

The hospital hosted their "Healthier 901 Fest" at Shelby Farms on Saturday morning. Free health screenings by Cigna Healthcare were provided. 

Food trucks were at the event. Cooking demos were also provided to attendees as well as fun fitness classes and other activities.

The president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur, Michael Ugwueke, said that it is very important to challenge Memphians.

"This [event] is a challenge to our community," Ugwueke said. "We want to challenge our community to be healthier, so we are challenging everyone to lose one million pounds in three years. We want people to be excited by this. We want people to take care of heart disease, diabetes and cancer."

Ugwueke said these are the three highest causes of mortality in the Memphis community.

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