Community Fitness Today (CFT) is a non-profit, community based organization whose mission is to improve the health status of minorities through education, fitness, and prevention programs. Our goal is to address underlying causes of health risks through culturally specific programs that will modify behaviors and educate people to make healthy lifestyle choices. Principles of history, heritage and culture are used to inspire individuals and families to maximize their potential for wellness and personal growth. Community Fitness Today, inc. (CFT) was founded to address behavior related risks facing people of color, specifically African Americans. CFT designs educational intervention programs for individuals with African American cultural experiences in mind. Messages on health and wellness are still not Twin Cities African American Church HIV Prevention Project
the HIV/AIDS Prevention Program is conducted through a collaborative model with African American Churches. Community Fitness Today conducts outreach programs in 20 churches throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, presents HIV prevention workshops, trains church members to become prevention instructors, and provides customized support services to community members living with HIV/AIDS. Our annual “Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS” ( A Balm in Gilead national event www.balmingilead.org) plays a large rule in reaching African American church congregations.
for persons diagnosed with HIV/AIDS who are not receiving case management but need short term provision of advice and assistance in obtaining medical, housing, nutritional, social, community, legal, financial and other needed services
Dwight Henry McWilliams (DHM) Emotional Support Group for males infected with HIV/AIDS who come together monthly to share their experience of living with the disease. This group consists of guest speakers, discussion topics such as medication adherence, HIV/AIDS education, risk reduction, and mental health issues.
Since the passing of Dwight; Marie Graham has took over being the Executive Director.
Marie helps the youth as well as individuals who are HIV positive. She educates them and helps them find resources in the community.Marie is a devoted individual who is committed, "If she can help somebody than Her living is not in vain."
In observation of : The Black Church Week of Prayer for the healing of AIDS -
Community Fitness Today, Inc., Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Shiloh Temple International Ministries Presented, " IF I CAN HELP SOMEBODY" Musical. Which featured Grammy Award Winning National Recording Artist-Writer-Producer -Actress ANN NESBY (The 20th year anniversary Choir) Grammy Award Winning National recording Artist -Writer-Producer James 'Big Jim" Wright ( as seen on Sundays Best & BET's Gospel Celebration 2008 and 2009.
American Idol Finalist - NAtional Recording Artist -Paris "Princess P" Bennett
Steller Award Winning National recording Artist James Grear & Company ( Featuring Shiloh Temple international Ministries Choir)