BENEFITING: ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013
Team Healthier Generation is a fundraising team for athletes. And we believe anyone can be an athlete.
Your first step – decide to use your physical abilities to support childhood health. After that, we can help you on every step to the finish line.
Our team is designed around shared goals. We support our athletes in their efforts to meet their fitness goals and our athletes support our efforts to raise funds and awareness for childhood health.
Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. Nearly 1 in 3 children (ages 2-19) in the United States is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems. If obesity among kids continues at the current rate, this generation could become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents. We want to make sure that doesn’t happen.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a catalyst for children’s health. We work with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals, and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids.
Our goal is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. Founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, we are collaborative change-makers working to create a nation where children thrive. We collaborate with and empower people and leaders to transform the environments that can improve a child’s health.
Visit www.teamhealthiergeneration.org to apply to join our team for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.