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Foundation seeks physicians to speak with youth about healthy living

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is looking for pediatricians or family medicine physicians in the Madison, Hartland and La Crosse areas to help set the stage for exploring healthy living and medical careers during the Foundation’s Prescription for a Healthy You program. One volunteer is needed for each location to provide opening remarks.

Each summer, the Foundation partners with local Boys & Girls Clubs to provide a fun-filled afternoon focused on healthy habits for children aged 7 to 13 years old. This year, there will be three Prescription for a Healthy You programs:

  • Wednesday, July 15, at Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, Allied Drive location from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 21, at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Camp Whitcomb/Mason in Hartland from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse, Mathy Center in the afternoon, time to be determined.

Physicians are asked to speak for five to 10 minutes about basic healthy living tips or lead a short activity for the 100 to 125 youth expected to attend. After that, they can leave or are welcome to stay and interact with the participants. Each session is led by a group of medical, nursing and pharmacy students.

To volunteer, be notified of future opportunities or learn more about the program, e-mail Heather Sonley or call her at 608.442.3756.

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