A new year means the promise of a fresh start. It’s also a chance for all of us to let go of the bad habits that hold us back, and embrace new ones that push us to become our best selves. That’s why every January, millions of Americans begin new journeys towards health and wellness — whether they’re lacing up and hitting the gym or just getting around to that not-so-annual physical.
The Getty House Foundation’s mission is to build a healthy, thriving Los Angeles, so to kick off 2019, we invited women and young girls from all over the city to start the year with a clean bill of health. From college students to veterans to women experiencing homelessness, every participant got to hear from an expert panel of inspiring female healthcare leaders, then meet local healthcare providers who were there to check vitals, teach Angelenos about breast and cervical cancer prevention, and share healthy living tips for the mind, body, and soul.
The afternoon was filled with fun, too, as girls decked out in face paint learned how to bandage fake wounds, mothers and daughters sun-salutationed away their stress, and everyone got to experience the magic of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team mini therapy horses. We hope that everyone picked up some new healthy habits, and that they’ll carry what they learned into a new year bright with opportunity!