‘Fam Jam’ in Fort Mill is about health, fun and philanthropy

Special to the Fort Mill TimesApril 22, 2013 

— It’s a blend of entertainment, health and philanthropy, all rolled up in one big afternoon of fun this week.

With that in mind, if you’re looking for rides, food, music, fun and information for young and old, check out the fourth annual Fam Jam from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Complete Wellness Chiropractic, located just off Gold Hill Road, across from Knightsbridge at 1520 Onyx Ridge Road.

The Brainchild of Complete Wellness owner Dr. Robert Cynowa Jr., Fam Jam has become an annual fundraiser for the Children’s Attention Home. The Rock Hill-based facility services all of York County. Cynowa said the event has raised $1,000 the first year, and increasingly higher donations each year since, for a total of $20,000 heading into this year’s edition.

Fam Jam truly is family-oriented. There will be bounce pits, a petting zoo, a rock-climbing wall, carnival rides, food, music and more than 40 health care professionals available with helpful information for families. Representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps, local police and fire departments will also be there.

The City of Tega Cay passed a resolution in support of this year’s Fam Jam.

This year’s event is a joint venture between Fam Jam and the Community Wellness Day, a national organization focusing on educating members of the community on important information critical to residents’ total wellness. Similar events are planned nationwide this spring.

“We are very excited to be adding financial and environmental wellness to Fam Jam,” Cynowa said. “The help of Community Wellness Day is sure to take us again to another level.  We hope to see [readers and their families] at Fam Jam this year, having fun and learning ways to improve your health.”

Cynowa said the CAH was chosen as the beneficiary because of its efforts to provide residential shelter and support services for abused, neglected and abandoned children. A non-profit group, the CAH relies on donations for support.

“There’s simply nothing else like it locally,” Cynowa said.

For more information about the Children’s Attention Home, go to attentionhome.org.

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