Event to Increase Awareness about Fronto Temporal Dementia
Sports anchor/reporter Bruce Cooper, the long-time KPNX Channel 12 Television personality, is the featured of Master of Ceremonies for the inaugural Heart and Sol Wellness Festival.
The Heart and Sol Wellness Festival will be held on March 8 at Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
The Heart and Sol Wellness Festival will support The Kizer FTD Awareness Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation delivered to Fronto Temporal Dementia (FTD) awareness and family care. The festival honoree, Yolanda Collazos Kizer, was diagnosed with FTD, which is a neurological disease that affects language and behavior. Little is known about this disease and there is currently no cure or treatments. Although the life expectancy is typically 5-7 years after diagnosis, Yolanda has found that exercise and good health has been extremely beneficial in managing this disease.
Former Arizona State University and NFL football player Dan Saleaumua, along with other professional staff, will offer a FREE YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP from 11am-1pm at the Heart and Sol Wellness Festival. The former NFL players will guide participants through a series of drills, teaching proper football technique and the basics of both offense and defense. This session is open to BOYS and GIRLS ages 5-13. The FREE YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP will be followed by an informational seminar that will answer parents’ questions about the risks and rewards of their children playing contact football, focusing on the controversial issue of concussions.
For more information, visit www.HeartandSol.org.
Event subject to change without notice.