NEW YORK – (April 18, 2014) – Hip Hop Public Health, the New York-based organization that launched the groundbreaking Songs for a Healthier America musical compilation last fall in conjunction with Partnership For A Healthier America, today announced that several of its musical collaborators – including Dr. Oz of “The Dr Oz Show,” Ryan Beatty, Monifa, J Rome, Daisy Grant, Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could, DJ Barry B, Easy AD, and Artie Green – will be performing as part of the Hip Hop Public Health team at the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21. City Gym Boys and dance fitness group the Sensazao Crew will make special appearances. Songs a For A Healthier America is available for free on iTunes.
“We’re going to win back a healthy future for our children when we show that it can be fun and cool,” said Dr. Oz. “Hip Hop Public Health uses the power of music to get children motivated to learn how to eat, live and show up in their own lives.”
The 2014 Easter Egg Roll, which takes place on the South Lawn of the White House, is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.” The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. The activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative.
“We are thrilled that Hip Hop Public Health has been invited to take part in this historic and time-honored tradition that celebrates children, family and wellness,” said Dr. Olajide Williams, an Executive Producer of Songs For A Healthier America and Founder of Hip Hop Public
Health. “We look forward to returning to the South Lawn to continue our work of inspiring the youth to live healthier, more active lives.”
This will be the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with more than 30,000 people visiting the South Lawn.
Souvenir White House Easter eggs first became an annual keepsake in 1981, when President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan hosted a hunt for wooden eggs that bore the signatures of famous people. The tradition continues this year with four colorful eggs and the official First Dog’s egg, which features First Dog’s Bo and, for the first time ever, Sunny. These collector’s eggs are available to view or purchase at www.easter.nationalparks.org.
To learn more about the Easter Egg Roll visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/EasterEggRoll. Tune in for live streams from the South Lawn on April 21, 2014 on WhiteHouse.gov/live. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #EasterEggRoll and get the latest updates by visiting Let’s Move! on Twitter and Facebook.
CONTACT: Havelock Nelson