Winter Choosing Health!® Rally
& Winter Warm Up

January 24, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lansing Mall, Lansing, MI
(Click HERE for event flyer.)

Healthy Lifestyle Resources








Children's & Seniors Activities








Easy Comfort Food Demo



FIT Check





Taste of Health




Winter Warm Up Kick-Off Program






Healthy Champions Introductions & Walk in the Mall





News Coverage



About the Rally

The Capital Area Health Alliance partnered with Community Partners in Health to host the Winter Warm Up Kick-Off & Choosing Health!® Rally on Saturday, January 24, from 9:30 am to noon. The Rally took place at the Lansing Mall (Macy's Wing) at 5330 West Saginaw Highway in Lansing. Special thanks to the Mall for hosting this event for the second year in a row!

Through this rally, participants discovered community resources that are available during the winter to help their pursuit of healthy lifestyles. Kids and adults had the opportunity to sign up for local organizations’ winter programs and/or get more information about what they had to offer, learn more about healthy eating and physical activity, and win door prizes. They also learned about the 2015 Winter Warm Up (kicking-off a free 8-week program for Mid-Michigan residents to improve their health and fitness with over 50 free and fun activities offered by nine municipalities) and register for the Blues Community Challenge. Guest speaker Andre Hutson kicked off the Winter Warm Up program and led Rally-goers on a walk around the mall.

Participating Organizations and Restaurants included:
  1. Allen Neighborhood Center
  2. Alzheimer's Association
  3. American Heart Association
  4. Barry-Eaton District Health Department
  5. Blue Care Network of Michigan
  6. Blue Cross Blue Shield
  7. Capital Area Center for Independent Living
  8. Capital Area District Libraries
  9. Capital Area Health Alliance
  10. Community Mental Health Authority
  11. Community Partners in Health
  12. Creative Wellness
  13. Delhi Township Parks & Recreation
  14.  Delta Township Parks & Recreation
  15. East Lansing Parks, Recreation, and Arts
  16. Eaton County Parks Department
  17. End Violent Encounters (EVE)
  18. Garden Project
  19. Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital
  20. Houlihan’s
  21. Ingham County Health Department
  22. Ingham County Land Bank Garden Program
  23. Ingham County Parks
  24. Ingham Health Plan
  25. Italian Village Pizza
  26. Lansing Latino Health Alliance
  27. Lansing Parks and Recreation
  28. Lettuce Live Well
  29. MSU Extension
  30. NAMI Lansing
  31. National Council on Alcoholism
  32. NorthWest Initiative
  33. PGPA Pharmacy
  34. Playmakers
  35. School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan
  36. South Side Community Coalition
  37. St. Johns Parks and Recreation
  38. Stir Fry 88
  39. Subway
  40. Susan G. Komen Mid-Michigan
  41. The Mind-full Motivator
  42. Tri-County Office on Aging
  43. Women's Center of Greater Lansing
  44. YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing

Activities at the Choosing Health!® Rally included:
  • Children’s & Senior Activities, presented by YMCA
  • Easy Comfort Food Demos, presented by MSU Extension
  • Walk in the Mall, presented by Community Partners in Health
  • Healthy Living Displays from over 30 area organizations
  • Taste of Health, featuring healthy food samples from Houlihan’s, Italian Village Pizza, Stir Fry 88, and Subway
  • Mental Health Resources, presented by Community Mental Health Authority
  • FIT Check, featuring health assessments by Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Winter Warm Up & Blues Community Challenge Sign Up
  • Door Prize Drawing, featuring prizes donated by the American Heart Association, Capital Area Health Alliance, Cheddar's, Creative Wellness, Hilltop Yoga, Impression 5, Playmakers, Suburban Ice, and T.C. Paintball!

If your organization is interested in having a display table at a future Choosing Health!® Rally, or of you would like more information about future Rallies, please contact the Capital Area Health Alliance at or 517-347-3377.

This is a great opportunity to not only promote the resources and spring/summer activities of local organizations, but also help create a culture of healthy lifestyles in the Capital Area. The Choosing Health® movement marks a step forward for the Capital Area. It’s an opportunity for health professionals, organizations and businesses to work together to encourage, educate and inspire Capital Area residents to seek health and wellness for their families, neighborhoods and themselves.

We would like to invite local organizations and businesses to set up a display table for your organization at the event to expose the community to healthy lifestyle resources and events occurring through your organization. Displays should be dynamic and fun; all appropriate decorations that can fit on 8-foot tables or within a 8-foot space are welcome. To help defray some of the costs of this event, CAHA would like to ask your organization please consider making a contribution for your display table. 

To register for a table display, please contact the Capital Area Health Alliance at 517.347.3377 or by email at Please include your name, organization's name, phone number, and email.