The Aetna Voices of Health is part of Aetna’s ongoing commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This national competition recognizes agencies that are working in their communities to encourage racial and ethnic equality in health care. They are honoring local heroes who embody the values of Dr. King and are aligned with Aetna’s mission to promote access to health care for all.
This year they have chosen 31 winning local agencies and it’s your job to vote for your favorite to receive their $30,000 national prize. Your votes will determine the winner!
Our very own Oscar McBride’s Fit4Life Youth Foundation has been chosen as one of the 31 local agencies in the running for the $30,000 national prize!
So you want to know more about what Oscar is doing? I’ve got ya covered!
- Founded in 2009 – achieved 501(c)3 status in February 2010 (three days before Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move Campaign” launch)
- Created to combat childhood obesity and teach character development through sport
- Have done work locally (S Cal) nationally (New Orleans) and internationally (Uganda)
Fit4Life Youth Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded with the immediate goal of combating America’s fastest growing health epidemic – childhood obesity.
Statistics illustrate the breadth of this epidemic, its negative health consequences, and its cost to Americans. Fit4Life is proud to join this battle and become a leader in the fight by offering programs to get our youth moving towards a healthier lifestyle.
One of the most critical factors in combating the epidemic of obese and overweight children is meeting the challenge of getting our kids to exercise more. Part of this process requires organizations such as Fit4Life to offer fun and inspiring, yet challenging exercise programs that will engage and encourage our children toward a lifetime of fitness. This process also requires instruction and education to balance proper nutrition with the appropriate level of fitness.
By offering a variety of programs, Fit4Life hopes to reach all youth. No one is immune to the economic and societal consequences brought on by the multitude of health conditions suffered due to childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is an epidemic, one that does not discriminate. It touches all of us.
Beyond physical fitness programs, Fit4Life also seeks to educate its participants on the importance of education, character and leadership development through its mentorship programs which use sport, culture and positive life experiences as the relational platform. Please visit our Programs and Headlines pages to see our most recent endeavors.
Fit4Life is proud to participate in the 2014 Aetna Voices of Health Challenge. To show your support please click on the link below and vote (up to 5 times) for Fit4Life as it competes against other national charities. NO DONATIONS… only votes.
This literally takes less than 30 seconds to vote. Each entry is worth 5 votes…
Need more convincing?
Dr. Eric Griggs, Executive Board Member
“For years, the issues of healthy living, exercise and wellness have been treated as fads. Now, as a consequence of not taking these things seriously, we have to accept them as THE way of life or we will die.”
“Get checked. Get fit. Get Moving!…It’s that simple.”
Oscar B. McBride, Founder/Chairman
“Fit4Life strives to combat childhood obesity while teaching character development using sport as the relational platform. The idea is the get young people active while teaching skills that will benefit them later in life. In honesty we’re a life skills organization.”
“Fit4Life is positioning itself to change the lives of kids, families and many generations to come…. Sport is Life.” takes less than 30 seconds to vote. Each entry is worth 5 votes…
Please vote and thank you!!
Cheers & GO IRISH!!