Rx Kids to host 'Baby Parade' celebrating Flint children

FLINT, Michigan — On Tuesday, June 11 from 2-4 p.m., Rx Kids will host its first-ever Baby Parade in Flint to celebrate its historic investment in babies and the program’s early achievements. The event happens in the Applewood Parking lot, near the corner of Walnut and Kearsley streets on the Flint Cultural Center campus. 

The Baby Parade aims to celebrate mothers and babies while advocating for increased attention and resources to meet their needs and reaffirm the values of Rx Kids. The parade will feature families, children, Flint community members, and performers from local youth organizations. Parking is available across Walnut Street from the event in the FIM Whiting parking lot.

“So far, more than 700 families in Flint have received over $1 million in cash prescriptions from Rx Kids,” said Dr. Mona Hanna, Associate Dean for Public Health in the College of Human Medicine, Director of the Michigan State University-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, and Director of Flint Rx Kids.

“Our communities thrive when our kids are healthy and well cared for, and a Baby Parade is a wonderful way to celebrate our beloved, talented children in Flint,” said Dr. Hanna.

The event will commence with remarks and an announcement of a new Flint Public Art Project Rx Kids mural. Sponsored by the Economic Security Project, the mural will be created on the back wall of the Buick Gallery near the parade route this spring.

Following the remarks, a short parade loop will take place in the Applewood Estate parking lot, located behind the Buick Gallery building at Walnut and Kearsley streets in the Flint Cultural Center, with child-themed activities and entertainment integrated into the parade.

Event Details:
  • What: Flint Rx Kids Baby Parade
  • When: Tuesday, June 11, 2-4 p.m.
  • Where: Applewood Parking lot, near the corner of Walnut and Kearsley Streets on the Flint Cultural Center campus; 305 Walnut Street

To learn more about Rx Kids, visit FlintRxKids.com
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