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NBC6, TELEMUNDO 51 AND COMCAST SPOTLIGHT JOIN FORCES TO CREATE THE GRAND FAMILY EXPO PRESENTED BY MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Free and Open-to-the-Public Event will include informative health, fitness and lifestyle seminars and activities for the whole family

The Main Stage will feature fitness demos, performances and special presentations by Dr. Oz from the Dr. Oz Show and Dr. Ana Maria Polo from Caso Cerrado

Engaging activities throughout the day will include NASCAR car-racing challenge, Ellen’s Cash Grab Booth, Florida Panthers Snap Shot, Soccer Goal challenge and more

MIRAMAR, FL – (March 11, 2019) – NBC6 / WTVJ, Telemundo 51 / WSCV and Comcast Spotlight today announced their joint effort to bring a family friendly health and lifestyle experience to South Florida viewers. The Grand Family Expo presented by Memorial Healthcare System is produced by CI Management and will take place Sunday, March 31st from 12 PM to 5 PM at Sawgrass Mills Mall.

“Every day we set out to make a difference in our community, and what better way to do it than by creating a fun, interactive event to bring families together,” said NBC6 President and General Manager, Larry Olevitch. “We’ve got an exciting lineup of celebrities, giveaways and other surprises in the works.”

The Grand Family Expo will feature a special presentation by Dr. Oz along with a panel discussion prepared by expert physicians from Memorial Healthcare System on the topic of Women’s Heart Health. Event attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Dr. Oz immediately following his presentation.

"Informing and supporting our South Florida community is a key part of Telemundo 51’s mission," said Jorge Carballo, President and General Manager of Telemundo 51. "Through The Grand Family Expo, we’re able to offer them the opportunity to learn about health and lifestyle tips while enjoying activities for the whole family.”

The Grand Family Expo will feature an appearance by Dr. Ana María Polo (Caso Cerrado), one of the most influential and prestigious personalities in Spanish-language television. Her strong and determined nature have made her a spokesperson and a fighter for important issues of great relevance and impact to Latinos, including social causes, and specifically bringing courage and faith to women who fight against breast cancer, a battle that Polo herself beat.

WHAT: NBC6, Telemundo 51 and Comcast Spotlight to host The Grand Family Expo presented by Memorial Healthcare System, a one-day health and lifestyle experience for the whole family

WHEN: Sunday, March 31 from 12 PM to 5 PM

WHERE: Sawgrass Mills Mall, 12801 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323 (outside door 1)

The Grand Family Expo will feature themed areas for different experiences and they are highlighted below:

  • Main Stage: The Main Stage will be programmed throughout the day featuring an informative panel discussion prepared by Memorial Healthcare System physicians and conducted by Dr. Oz., a special presentation by Dr. Oz including Q&A with the audience following the panel discussion. Dr. Ana Maria Polo will participate in a live interview and Q&A session with the audience. Additional performances include the Dancetown Divas – a local dance group currently competing on the NBC show World of Dance.
  • TV Town: Meet and greet NBC6 and Telemundo 51 on-air talent, Ellen Cash Grab Booth with prizes throughout the day and other fun photo-op activities.
  • Sports & Entertainment: NASCAR remote control race cars, Soccer Goal, Florida Panthers activities
  • Kids Zone: American Ninja Warrior style obstacle course, NFL Football Toss and other fitness activities
  • Kitchen Corner: Informative culinary seminars presented by Goya
  • Health Haven: Health screenings by Memorial Healthcare System
  • Fit & Fab: Health food samples from Avelina, Nopalina, Lala Yogurt and more

“As a healthcare institution, it is our responsibility to enhance our community’s quality of life, and this starts with our commitment to educate, empower, and heal our patients and everyone we serve,” said Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, President and Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Healthcare System.

For detailed information about The Grand Family Expo please visit the stations’ websites at nbc6.com/expo and telemundo51.com or download the NBC6 or Telemundo 51 free apps.

About NBC6 South Florida/ WTVJ

NBC6 / WTVJ is the NBC-owned station serving Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. NBC6 was Florida’s first television station and has been covering news in South Florida for 70 years. WTVJ was founded on three basic principles: commitment to the community, excellence in journalism and pioneering and innovation. Today, NBC6 produces more than 30 hours of local news and programming per week, delivers dynamic multi-platform content on NBC6.com and COZI TV and continues its commitment to the community by cultivating local partnerships and capturing the diversity of South Florida.

About Telemundo 51 / WSCV Miami

Telemundo 51 / WSCV is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking viewers in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, the third largest Hispanic market in the country. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 51 has been delivering local news, information and entertainment to viewers throughout South Florida for more than 30 years. Telemundo 51 is the preferred station for local news in a diverse market that is made up of more than two million Spanish-speaking people whose backgrounds represent more than 20 nationalities. Telemundo 51 is committed to covering issues important to the community as well as partnering with and supporting local organizations that are making a difference in the areas of education, health, civic engagement and the environment. Telemundo 51 also delivers local news and information across all platforms, including online at Telemundo51.com, the Telemundo 51 mobile app and on social media.

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MEDIA CONTACT FOR NBC6

Claudia Keppinger 954-622-6949

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MEDIA CONTACT FOR TELEMUNDO 51

Susan Solano Vila 954-622-7825

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