On Saturday, May 5, One Community Partnership 2 (OCP2) alongside its partners, United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention and Broward Behavioral Health Coalition  held the 3rd Annual Wellness Day at Central Broward Regional Park. This year’s event goal was to raise awareness that physical and emotional effects of trauma can impact one’s health across a lifetime and that there is help available in the community for those who need it. The topic was “Trauma is Real, but so is Hope.”

Over 250 community members attended including Broward County families, youth and community providers. The event featured a fun-filled day of activities including yoga, African dance, massages, friendly basketball and kickball games, lyrical expression, photo booth, healthy eating demonstrations, resources, and raffles. During the event, guests were treated to original music by “Face Tha Muzik” with performers from Youth M.O.V.E. Broward and a special guest speaker.  Attendees heard from Jonathan Gustave, Camelot Community Care Inc. Life Coach and guest speaker.

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A Wellness Champions Award Recognition ceremony also took place to recognize young people, families and community members who make a difference through their work and personal stories of hope and strength. Ana Valladares, Board of Governors Member, Children’s Services Council of Broward County presented the award to each recipient.