BOISE – October 24, 2013 – In the first year named as the event’s title beneficiary, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital received $70,000 from FitOne 5K and 9K.
The money raised will go toward programs that work to improve physical activity, nutrition and education to promote lifelong healthy habits; ultimately creating healthy children who become healthy adults. Yeah! (Youth Engaged in Activities for Health), Bogus Basin Summer Camp,, the Be Well Now Festival and the Star Track program represent some of the programs engaging our community to create healthy people and healthy places. Thanks to the participants and sponsors of FitOne, more kids will have access to these programs.
“FitOne represents and important opportunity to mix philanthropy with fitness toward the important goal of reversing the growing problem ofof childhood obesity,” said Dr. Gregory Janos, Executive Medical Director, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. “Through these efforts we can make the healthy choice the easy choice, work with various sectors to affect change in our areas of impact, and work with our medical providers to improve dialogue and decision making around the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.”
Allocation of funds to specific programs will be managed through the Childhood Obesity Initiative Council for Excellence, a coordinated leadership group focused on tackling this huge health care concern.
FitOne raised the money in a variety of ways:
“The Idaho Dairy Council and the United Dairymen of Idaho value our partnership with FitOne and share a common vision to engage our communities in all aspects of healthy living,” said Karianne Fallow, CEO United Dairymen/Idaho Dairy Council. “As a 20-year sponsor of the Women’s Fitness Celebration, we believe the event’s transition to FitOne is a natural evolution that creates a number of collaborative opportunities to promote and support nutrition education and other essential causes such as St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.”
On September 19-20, 2013 the two-day FitOne Expo welcomed 8,000 visitors through the Boise Centre, where free health screenings were offered and sponsors and vendors shared their products and services with participants and the general public. On Saturday, September 21, 5,000 people participated in the FitOne 5K run/walk and all-new women’s only 9K.
Visit FitOneBoise.org to learn more.
Produced and sponsored by St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho’s only community owned Health System, FitOne is the evolution of the 20-year St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration. The 2014 FitOne run/walk events will take place September 18-20 in Boise, Idaho. The title beneficiary for the event is St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.
In 2013, FitOne introduced a new 5K Family Wave, a women’s only 9K course throughout scenic downtown Boise and a 2-day Expo offering free health screenings to all registered participants. Key sponsors include KTVB, Idaho Dairy Council, KeyBank, SelectHealth, University of Idaho, Peak Broadcasting, Idaho Statesman and Healthy Idaho Magazine. To learn more and to register or volunteer, please visit www.FitOneBoise.org or call 208.381.2221.
For additional Information contact, Heather Hill, director, (208) 381-2236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.