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​​Cardinal Innovations is sponsoring an integrated healthcare fun day to help celebrate the opening of our Mecklenburg community office. ​​

Enjoy the following activities for the whole Family:

  • Balloon Twister, Face Painting, Stilt Walker
  • Multiple Giveaways​
  • Discovery Place – Diggin' Fossils and Dynamic Dinos
  • Fun Foods and Healthy Snacks
  • Charlotte Fire Department's "Pink Lady" Fire Truck Display
  • Physical and Behavioral Health Screenings – Diabetes, Depression & Anxiety, BMI, Blood Pressure
  • Hand Washing Activity
  • DrumSTRONG -  interactive drumming performance
  • Live Remote broadcast with WHQC 96.1 Radio Station (12:00 – 2:00)
Bring the whole family and don't miss out!

  Saturday, October 25
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1100 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28203
Parking is free until 5:00 pm
After 5:00 pm vehicles need to be removed
from the parking lot

Meet our Sponsors:  
Cardinal Innovations would like to thank our sponsors. This event would not be possible without their many contributions. 
Partner Event Activity About the Sponsor
Discovery Place
 Discovery Place will bring their Open Environment Program, Diggin’ Fossils and Dynamic Dinos. This is an experiential activity that includes hands-on experiments, demonstrations and self-guided learning time. Kids and grown-ups can learn about prehistoric animals and plants and explore fossils- including teeth, claws, bones and eggs. Discovery Place, Inc. is an education organization dedicated to inspiring exploration of the natural and social world through extraordinary exhibitions and educational programs that inform, challenge and engage audiences of all ages. 
Carolinas Healthcare System
 Carolinas Healthcare System will provide diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, body mass index (BMI) screening and hand washing activity. Carolinas HealthCare System is an outgrowth of a community hospital originally founded in 1940. Since that time Carolinas HealthCare System has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive systems
Center City Partners
 Center City Partners has supported Cardinal Innovations through the planning process. They have advised us around all necessary permits, center city vendor options, community engagement and health/safety best practices. Charlotte Center City Partners facilitates and promotes the economic, cultural and residential development of the urban core. 
 Trees Charlotte
 Cardinal Innovations has partnered with TreesCharlotte to find and plant a dogwood tree at our Mecklenburg Community Office​. The planting of our dogwood will symbolize the planting of our roots in the community we serve. We want our dogwood to serve as an icon of hope when our families and friends are in need of services and support for mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders. Through a combination of full-time staff, our dedicated and ever-growing community of volunteers, and partnerships with contractors and corporate partners, TreesCharlotte is committed to maintaining and expanding the natural tree canopy of our great city. 
 M3 will demonstrate their online screening tool. Attendees can take the screening on an Ipad and find their M3 score. The screening can indicate risk for depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder and PTSD.
Cardinal Innovations can provide referral information if necessary. Mobile Crisis will also be available.
 The M3 website encourages individuals to complete the M3 Screen, a private, self-rated checklist for potential mood and anxiety symptoms. The checklist responses trigger a feedback page indicating each individual’s relative risk for Depression, an Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and PTSD 
Mecklenburg Health Dept
 The Mecklenburg County Health Department will be on hand to provide educational materials and promote the vast array of services that are available to the community.  The Mecklenburg County Health Department works to promote and protect the public's health. 
Mecklenburg County Mobile Crisis
 Mecklenburg County Mobile Crisis will participate as an event partner to educate the community about where to turn in a crisis. Mobile Crisis is a critical to steering people away from EDs to the most appropriate services for their needs.  Mecklenburg Mobile Crisis staff are first responders for those individuals or groups with mental health, developmental disabilities, or substance disorder condition issues who are experiencing a crisis. We offer emergency psychological assessment, immediate intervention for individuals, family and community crisis events.
 Drums are the perfect communicator as rhythm welcomes and embraces all who participate. Music truly engages all ages, wages and stages of health. DrumStrong will gather folks to rhythm with a focus on individual and community health. DRUMSTRONG events raise awareness and funds for cancer organizations Globally through family-friendly rhythm gatherings.
Supporting survivorship, education and research for all cancers; all populations.
CFD – The Pink Lady
  Charlotte Fire Departments The Pink Lady will pay a visit to our event to promote breast cancer awareness and overall community health and safety. A CFD firefighter will be on-hand to answer questions and raise community awareness. The eye catching apparatus serves a dual role:  a working fire truck to be used as a reserve apparatus throughout the city, and a visible reminder to the public for Awareness, Prevention, Early Detection, and a vigilant reminder to all who see her regarding the fight against Cancer. 
96.1 WHQC Radio
  WHQC will broadcast live from our event from 12-2. They will bring giveaways and promote information about Cardinal Innovations and Integrated Healthcare Fun Day. Channel 96.1 is committed to being a strong community partner.  The mission of Channel 96.1 Communities™ is to galvanize radio to educate and inspire local residents to make a difference within their own communities. 
King of Pops
  King of Pops will provide all-natural popsicles to our attendees.  King of Pops provides an ecologically responsible, fresh, all-natural frozen treat in a fun neighborhood environment. 
Best Impressions
 Best Impressions will provide “fun foods” to our attendees. We will have a popcorn station and cotton candy station. Best Impressions is a Charlotte institution and has been providing catering services to the community since 1989,