Methodist Charlton Kicks-Off Heart of the Community Challenge


Recently, approximately 100 families from the Best Southwest community in southern Dallas County took their first steps to a healthier life, and Methodist Charlton took another step in helping to improve the health of the community it serves.

The families were chosen to participate in Methodist Charlton’s Heart of the Community Challenge program. The program promotes heart disease education and prevention during a free 16-week program that encourages the entire family to have fun while improving their overall health.

The hospital Auditorium was buzzing with activity during the kick-off with the audience participating in exercises and dancing, a cooking demo, physician tips, free health screenings, and prize giveaways. Biweekly in-person sessions will include healthy eating tips, cooking and fitness demonstrations, physician speakers, and prizes.

The event was covered by Fox 4 News at 6 and 9 p.m. that day.

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Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas.  Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog.

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