Ensuring their children live healthy lifestyles is one of the most important responsibilities for any parent. Next week, Disney Junior is coming to DC to make local parents' jobs that much easier.
Disney's "Doc Mobile" Tour, inspired by the Disney Junior cartoon "Doc McStuffins," is coming to the Yards Park on Tuesday, Sep. 17, to teach kids about taking care of their health in a fun-filled environment.
Children ages 2-7 and their parents are invited to this free event, where kids will meet real doctors from the Artemis Medical Society. The organization is comprised of close to 2900 female physicians of color, and works to foster a more diverse physician workforce across the nation.
More than 25 Artemis doctors, including founding members Dr. Myiesha Taylor, Dr. Deonza Thymes, Dr. Aletha Maybank and Dr. Vikisha Fripp-Vincent, banded together and began this tour after seeing elements of themselves in the "Doc" character on the popular children's cartoon.
Joining the doctors from the Artemis Medical Society will be Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to President Obama and Chief of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Jarrett will be greeting the doctors and guests in attendance.
Kids participating in the event will be able to give their own toys a check-up under the guidance of the Artemis doctors, and will learn fun and easy tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Guests will also have the opportunity to play in "Stuffy's Imagination Playground," get active in "Doc's Stretch and Flex" area, learn about the importance of drinking water at "Lenny's Hydration Station," and understand how to form a balanced meal at "Doc's Picnic Time."
The event will begin at 10 a.m. on the 17th and will last until 4 p.m. Yards Park is located on Water Street in Southeast D.C., and the event will be held on the east side of the park.