Hello friends and family,
As some of you may know, I have committed to run the NYC Marathon 2014 this November 2nd, and to run it for a charity called Action for Healthy Kids. This group works with schools nation wide to increase access to healthy food and fitness opportunities with the aim of reducing childhood obesity.
Childhood obesity and children's health is a major component of my daily work as a physician assistant at Salud Family Health Center, a community health center, where we see families from vulnerable populations in Colorado's Front Range. These are the kids who are at the greatest risk for life long obesity and resulting health risks including diabetes. Nation wide more than 30% of American children are obese, and in Colorado, known to be the leanest state overall, our childhood obesity rate ranks 22nd in the Nation at 11% in 2011.
Action for Healthy Kids is helping make a difference through several great programs. Check out their website www.actionforhealthykids.org to learn more.
With a donation of any size you can help them continue to impact the lives of our kids and get even more of these great programs in local schools.
Thanks for your support!
P.S. For those of you wondering how your donation will be used, here are some examples:
$25.00 would go towards healthy school breakfasts for one month for one child
$50.00 would go to supplying gym class equipment
$100.00 would go to a school to help offer one year of healthy meals
$500.00 would go to help teens transform their wellness center
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