BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Summit Medical Group had the active and those looking to get active and learn more about living a healthy lifestyle come out in full-force to participate in the Live Well Sports and Health Festival.

Shannon Miller, the most decorated gymnast in US history, was on hand to lend support and encourage a healthy, active way of life. Miller seized the opportunity to share information about the Shannon Miller Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.

Miller said, “The Summit Medical Group contacted my company about coming up here to help get people out to learn more about fitness, and it was just a perfect fit. We're happy to be here.”

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Summit Medical Group’s Director of Marketing, Eileen O'Shaughnessy, said Summit Medical Group “is opening our door to the community and letting them know what we are about and to promote health and fitness.”

Also on hand for a show of support through active participation was Tim Morehouse, silver medalist in fencing at the Beijing Olympics. Morehouse said “it's fun to be out here enjoying this great cause.”

The event was grand in both scope and design:  it took place on two large parking lots, grassy knolls, and the back courtyard of the facility and entailed numerous activities including baseball and softball, fencing, golfing, hockey, lacrosse, rock climbing, soccer, tai chi, and more.

A Summit Medical Group Learning Tent offered education from specialists in their fields giving talks on topics such as The Arthritic Knee in the Weekend Warrior, Common Shoulder Problems in Athletes, and Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Back.

The Summit Medical Group Expo tent featured vendors offering education on a variety of topics including Eating Right: Fresh and Wholesome Market, Ask the Cardiology Professionals, Ask the Chiropractor, and Benefits of Yoga.

The event was also a huge awareness booster for Summit Medical Group and the types of services offered there, which run the medical gamut including acupuncture, audiology, allergy, breast care, cardiology, dermatology, hand therapy, and neurology and so much more.

Maureen Bennett of Summit Medical Group summed up the event and the services Summit Medical Group provides, telling The Alternative Press “it is for our patients and our community to come out and be active, have a good time, and learn what we are about.” Bennett added, “it's important for people to know what services we provide for when they are in need they know where they can go.”

Attendees of the event were treated to active group activities, a wealth of health information, complimentary healthy snacks and treats from various vendors, wellness advice, and a substantial amount of take home information about Summit Medical Group as well as a Patient’s Guide To Staying Well.

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