5th Annual WPBF 25 Health and Safety Festival
America’s Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show, will headline the 5th annual WPBF 25 Health & Safety Festival presented by Futures Palm Beach. The free event takes place at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“WPBF 25 is so proud to serve our viewers by continuing to provide this exciting annual event,” said Caroline Taplett, President and General Manager of WPBF 25. “Year after year, enthusiastic crowds arrive to hear Dr. Oz’s powerful message and to experience all the opportunities our festival has to offer, and we’re thrilled with the addition of Amy Robach. These timely health and safety issues are of critical importance to our local community.”
Dr. Mehmet Oz
“America’s Doctor” will help attendees empower and transform their lives with his entertaining new presentation focused on the top health issues affecting South Floridians today. Topics will include aging well, the Zika virus, medical marijuana, opioid addiction, organ donation, saving lives with CPR, and many more issues focused on a better you. Dr. Oz will also lead the discussion among a panel of distinguished local medical professionals zeroing in on medical topics important to your family.
This year Dr. Oz will welcome his special guest, ABC’s Good Morning America news anchor and health advocate Amy Robach. The seasoned television journalist, and bestselling author and lecturer, will share her advice for living a happy and healthy life. She will also discuss her own public breast cancer story which played out on national television. Robach will offer simple ways to commit to a healthier lifestyle every day.
Local Health & Wellness Experts
Hear from local experts during a series of fascinating discussions on the main stage. Throughout the lower level of the mall, booths will feature dozens of local medical experts ready to answer your personal questions about health, nutrition, wellness, beauty, and more. See product demonstrations and learn about the latest advances that can improve your life. It’s a rare opportunity to interact directly with the most sought-after local health professionals in South Florida.
Complimentary blood pressure screenings will also be available throughout the day. Free heart rate monitors will be randomly awarded at the end of the event.
Local Safety Experts
After receiving feedback from you, we’ve added a new safety component to this year’s show. The Justice Network, The Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office and other safety organizations are teaming up to empower you. Learn about new local safety programs, advice on how to keep your children even safer, local scam alerts, opioid dangers, and simple ways to better protect yourself and your loved ones. Plus, help safeguard your child with a free Child ID Kit.
Meet the WPBF 25 News Anchors
They keep you informed on breaking news, the latest recalls, consumer alerts and developing health stories, now meet your favorite WPBF 25 News personalities. Anchors Felicia Rodriguez, Todd McDermott, Tiffany Kenney, Erin Guy, Mark Kelly, Stephanie Berzinski, Mike Lyons, Sandra Shaw, Cris Martinez, Vanessa Vinent, Taylor Grenda, Farron Salley, Sanika Dange and many others look forward to greeting you. Get to know the people who deliver Live, Local, Late Breaking coverage of South Florida’s news and weather every day. Make sure to visit our mobile news studio for a photo.
WPBF 25 First Alert Weather Mini Meteorologist Experience
Weather can play a role in mood, your ability to exercise outdoors, and your safety. Now your family can learn how to forecast the weather just like South Florida’s most accurate weather team. Stop by to meet the WPBF 25 First Alert Weather team and see how to use our green screen.
WPBF 25 Digital Center
They’re the digital geniuses behind WPBF 25’s mobile and social news coverage. See how we get Live, Local, Late Breaking news to you faster. Learn how to get the newest, most impressive apps connecting your phone or tablet to our newsroom. Whether it’s on your smartphone, online, Facebook or Twitter we’re fielding your questions about what we do every day. Plus, enter to win a $300 Apple Store gift card!
WPBF 25 Kid Zone
In addition to local professionals focused on health and safety, there’s a healthy dose of fun for the kids! The WPBF 25 “Kid Zone” will offer free face painting, arts & crafts, spectacular jugglers, and fascinating balloon artists.
WPBF 25 Money Booth
Exercise, have fun, and win cash at the same time. At the top of every hour, one lucky person will have a chance to grab cash as it flies around inside our money booth. Enter to see how much money you can walk away with!