HealthCorps®, a groundbreaking health educational and mentoring program founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz; heart surgeon and host of the syndicated talk show, The Dr. Oz Show; presents an annual festival each spring called the "Highway to Health."
Each health festival reflects the community's local flavor and features a range of entertainment for all ages, from live music, DJs, and marching bands, to step teams, singers, dancers and jugglers.
Highway to Health festivals offer communities free health screenings, specialty fitness classes, healthy food booths, cooking demonstrations, sports contests, prizes, and giveaways.
According to Dr. Oz, "After finding myself operating on patients in their 20's and 30's, I founded HealthCorps to educate teens on making healthier lifestyle choices. Our goal is to empower students throughout the country to become educated consumers and health activists in their families and towns. The Highway to Health fairs represented a central part of HealthCorps' mission to reach often neglected communities to make them more aware of health facilities and resources in their backyard."