BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION INC
ORGANIZER: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION INC
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
On April 16, 2012 I will be running the Boston Marathon in honor of all children, raising money for GoKids Boston. GoKids Boston was founded at U Mass Boston in 2006 in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Boston (CHB) to advance the science relating exercise to youth health and wellness and to become a local leader in combating the obesity epidemic. Since opening its doors, GoKids has empowered over 1,200 youth to take control of their health.
I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to run and experience the joy of exercise, and it is a real honor to run in honor of GoKids Boston and all children - hoping that as many as possible will have a chance to have fun with play end exercise!
You are hereby intivted to share in the good work of GoKids Boston; every $ (and every krone) counts toward my goal of raising $6000. Don't be shy! Thank you so much! Tusen takk!
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION INC wrote -
Welcome runners, friends, and partners to the GoKids Boston Marathon Fundraising Page!
GoKids Boston embodies innovation and leadership in youth health through life-changing programs, groundbreaking research, exceptional training opportunities, and dedication to the community with a focus on eliminating health disparities.
GoKids Boston, a key strategic initiative of Chancellor Keith Motley, was founded at UMass Boston in 2006 in collaboration with Children's Hospital Boston to advance the science relating exercise to youth health and wellness and to become a local leader in combating the obesity epidemic.
GoKids Boston's unique youth fitness, training, and research center based at the University of Massachusetts Boston's College of Nursing and Health Sciences strives to 1) reduce the impact of obesity on children, families, and communities through service research partnerships, 2) improve children's lives through fitness and supportive relationships, and 3) enlist youth and professionals as health ambassadors.
GoKids provides low income, multi-ethnic youth with engaging physical activity and nutrition education programs aimed at preventing and treating obesity and chronic disease in our safe and supportive environment (a 5,300 square foot fitness center.) Equally important, we provide a training center where College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty and students produce significant research. The center exemplifies a health promotion-focused youth development program by translating current science into innovative programs and by collaborating with primary care providers, schools, and other community resources.