HEAL Day in Alabama
As part of its HEAL Day celebration in Montgomery, an Alabama nonprofit advocating for health and literacy will host Governor Kay Ivey for the introduction of a new book written by its founder.
Ivey will read the book, written by HEAL founder and CEO Christy Swaid, to 200 children in the state capitol auditorium.
The Ultimate Treasure Hunt is a book that Swaid hopes will help children better understand the connection between health and literacy.
HEAL is an acronym summarizing the group’s mission: Healthy Eating Active Living. According to HEAL, it is “dedicated to unifying Alabama to reverse the trend of chronic disease and poor literacy.” The organization works with 30,000 students and 85,000 family members in 153 schools across the state.
Ivey’s book reading is part of an event the group is calling “HEAL Day: A day of education & celebration of health, academic achievement, and literacy in the great state of Alabama.
This article is from May 2, 2019