INDIANAPOLIS, March 14 — WTHR, Channel 13 and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health announced today that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will appear at the WTHR Health and Fitness Expo to encourage Indiana children to get fit and create healthier communities through Change the Play, a health and fitness initiative developed by Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in conjunction with Luck.
On Saturday, April 27th at 3pm Andrew will demonstrate some of the health and fitness challenges and encourage parents to register their children for the eight-week program, which will kick off online at iuhealth.org/change the play on April 15th. Andrew Luck is not only the program's official spokesperson but also its biggest champion – appreciating the importance that exercise, nutrition and informed decision-making play in building a foundation for a lifetime of healthy living.
WTHR President and General Manager John Cardenas said, "The WTHR Health and Fitness Expo will be the biggest Indiana has ever seen. We're very grateful to Andrew and Riley at IU Health for bringing Change the Play and their expertise to the event, and I feel this will truly help teach a lot of our children how to lead healthier lives."
The Change the Play challenge is a statewide program that focuses on empowering kids and their families to make better fitness, nutrition and health choices. Andrew is compelled to help make a difference in the lives of Indiana children, and starting April 15th will reveal a new challenge every Monday for eight weeks, both online and exclusively on 13 Eyewitness News. Eight families will then be selected to join Luck for a block party in July at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.
The WTHR Health and Fitness Expo is scheduled for April 27th and 28th at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds. The Expo will feature the most health care exhibits under one roof, and will include free health screenings, celebrity appearances (more names and schedules to be announced at a later date), live exercise, dance and cooking demonstrations. At the Expo visitors can connect with nearly 100 exhibitors with the latest in health information and new ways to stay healthy.