Get moving, keep learning and live healthier are just some of the goals of the YMCA’s annual nationwide Healthy Kids Day. This year several volunteers from Women Leaders of Memorial Hermann helped make the event a success at three Houston area locations.

The group helped support Healthy Kids Day at the Vic Coppinger Family YMCA in Pearland, the Langham Creek Family YMCA in Houston and the Lake Houston Family YMCA. Each location represents a different region served my Memorial Hermann.

The event featured games, entertainment, fitness challenges and health screenings. The event also provided opportunities for kids to register for the YMCA’s many summer programs like day camp, youth sports and swim lessons.

“Around 200 people joined the Lake Houston Family YMCA for Healthy Kids Day this past Saturday and thanks to the volunteers from the Women Leaders of Memorial Hermann, our event was a great success,” said Elisha Buster, senior program director, Lake Houston Family YMCA. “Having a partnership between the Lake Houston Family YMCA, Memorial Hermann Northeast, Memorial Hermann Medical Group and our newest partnership with Women Leaders of Memorial Hermann has had a wonderful impact on our YMCA.”

Women Leaders of Memorial Hermann, which currently includes more than 400 leaders from throughout the Memorial Hermann Health System, was formed in 2015 to inspire, engage and develop exceptional leaders within the organization. “Strong leadership is vital to the success of any business and is absolutely essential in our ever-changing healthcare environment,” said Erin Asprec, Regional President of Memorial Hermann and co-founder of the Women Leaders of Memorial Hermann.  “As one of the key tenets of Women Leaders of Memorial Hermann, our work with the community has led to a wonderful partnership with the YMCA providing our members with a unique volunteer opportunity to serve our community outside the walls of our facilities.”

You can learn more about the ongoing partnership between Memorial Hermann and the YMCA at, http://www.memorialhermann.org/services-specialties/ymca-partnership/.