Health Is Wealth


Health Is Wealth - Detroit
Hosted by the Black Legacy Advancement Coalition
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 9 AM to 8 PM
Eastern Market Shed 3 - 2440 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

The Black Legacy Advancement Coalition is thrilled to launch Health Is Wealth - Detroit, a wellness expo designed to bring education, fun, joy, healing, and restoration to the city of Detroit through conversations, resources, and experiences about our collective health and wellness. “We are bringing the city’s leading wellness experts and influencers together for an action-packed day full of unforgettable events and activities,” states Dexter Sullivan, President of The Black Legacy Advancement Coalition. “This free event will bring people together around dynamic performances and thousands of dollars in giveaways.”

Dexter Sullivan, President of The Black Legacy Advancement Coalition.

Health Is Wealth is the premier gathering for Metro Detroiters who desire to experience a celebration of wellness in community. On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, beginning at 9am, and lasting until 8pm, Metro Detroiters and friends are invited to share in a day of festivities at Shed 3 of the Eastern Market – directly connecting attendees with meaningful resources.

The Detroit Health Department, Detroit Medical Center, Molina Healthcare, HealthCall Health Systems, Henry Ford Health, and United Healthcare will be providing free wellness screenings, testing, and vaccinations for attendees. The Detroit Pistons will be giving away basketballs, water bottles, and back-to-school ready backpacks to children and youth. Beyond Juicery + Eatery will be donating 300 free smoothies to adults, youth, and children that choose to exercise with us throughout the day. Other sponsors include: Ally Financial, Baobab Fare Restaurant, Boll YMCA, Chef Maxcel Hardy, Comcast Business, The Detroit Lions, Eastern Market, Fifth Third Bank, Huntington National Bank, OrangeTheory Fitness, Peloton, The Skillman Foundation, Shinola Detroit, and Thrivent Financial.

Schedule At-A-Glance:

9AM-10AM: Welcome + Detroit Highlight Segment

10AM - 12 Noon: Panels, Wellness Workshops for Youth, Elders and Environmentalists

12PM - 1PM: Panel, Black Detroit Restaurant Owners + Philanthropists

1PM - 2PM: Patti Dukes Zumba Class + Pistons’ Basketball Court

2PM - 4PM: Panels, Food as Medicine + Building Food Resources in Detroit

5PM - 6PM: Panels, Black Men & Women’s Mental Health & Physical Health

6PM - 7PM: Workshop - Beauty, Grooming and Self-Care

6PM - 8PM: Pistons Fit presented by Henry Ford Health x RiDetroit Bike Tour

7PM - 8PM: Live Music, Wellness Awards, Closing Extravaganza

There will be activities for all ages, including musical performances, a kid’s gym experience, workshops, fireside chats, food trucks, and plenty of giveaways. The entire day will be a come and go atmosphere, making it accessible to everyone.

Employers are encouraged to become wellness partners with Health is Wealth by endorsing a 1-hour wellness break for their staff to visit the expo during the day. Come out prepared to have a transformative experience around wellness in a vibrant, fun-filled atmosphere.

“This event will invoke feelings of an old school block party while providing folks with a world-class education on improving all aspects of their health. “We are bringing together some incredible vendors, sponsors and panelists to provide a wide-range of resources to meet all your wellness needs,” explains Tiffany Johnson, Chief of Staff for BLAC. “There will also be free health screenings and vaccination opportunities for children and youth just before the school year begins.”

Tiffany Johnson, Chief of Staff for BLAC.

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To register for the event, which includes being entered to win one of our many giveaways, click here or visit

If you’d like to join our incredible roster of vendors and sponsors, you can contact the Health Is Wealth Co-Chair, Tiffany Johnson, at or 313-310-5399.