ProActive Kids Foundation Opens Burr Ridge Location Utilizing Community-Raised Run Donations
Industry: Health and Nutrition
Proceeds from the 2015 Annual Run the Ridge 5k/1k Race in Burr Ridge will bring the ProActive Kids (PAK) program to the Village of Burr Ridge and surrounding communities
WHEATON, Ill. (PRUnderground) October 14th, 2015
Proceeds from the 2015 Annual Run the Ridge 5k/1k Race in Burr Ridge will bring the ProActive Kids (PAK) program to the Village of Burr Ridge and surrounding communities to help children who struggle with weight in January 2016.
In the ProActive Kids program, children are engaged in a variety of activities Monday, Wednesday and Friday for eight weeks: PAK Fitness, PAK Nutrition and PAK Lifestyle. Each educational lesson and fitness activity is designed to make a significant impact on their health, while building a foundation for life-long success in the areas of personal fitness and health, nutritional decision-making and body image/self-esteem. On Fridays, members of the child’s family participate in the activities and learn how they can also benefit from and support the programs principles on health and wellness.
The program will be hosted at the Five Seasons Family Sports Center and staffed by coaches from Right Fit Sport Fitness, Five Seasons and ProActive Kids.
“Obesity affects almost one-fourth of adolescents and adults in the U.S.,” says Suzanne M. Gray, race organizer and president of Right Fit Sport Fitness Wellness. “We are committed to making a difference for obese youth and teenagers who, with the PAK program, have a chance of learning good exercise and nutrition habits and ultimately will lose weight and live a healthier life.”
“We are so thrilled that the hard work of so many volunteers and donations of so many local businesses have achieved this amazing goal – a PAK site in Burr Ridge,” said Nicki Klinkhamer, ProActive Kids Executive Director. “We have worked with Right Fit for the past three years to make this a reality and are delighted that we are able to give back to the community and its families in this healthful way!”
ProActive Kids Foundation (PAK) is a 501 3(©) foundation with the mission of advancing child health and reversing the obesity trend one community at a time.
The 12th Annual Run the Ridge 2016 is scheduled for June 4th and will donate all proceeds to continuing the offer PAK program within the town of Burr Ridge to serve the communities of LaGrange, Western Springs, Hinsdale, Willowbrook, Joliet and more.
For more information or to enroll in the program, call (630) 681-1558, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.proactivekids.org.
To learn more about participating or supporting 5K &1K race and Right Fit, visit the Run the Ridge website at www.runtheridge5k.com or call Right Fit at 630-850-4050.
SOURCE ProActive Kids Foundation
About PROACTIVE KIDS FOUNDATION
ProActive Kids Foundation (PAK) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of advancing child health and reversing the obesity trend one community at a time. Under the direction of the ProActive Kids Foundation leadership, a respected group of health care, education, nutrition, and athletic leaders, developed the PAK PLAN.
The PAK PLAN is much more than a simple diet or exercise program. It is a comprehensive, all inclusive program to treat the whole child …physically, nutritionally and emotionally, built around the stability and commitment of family. The program educates children and their families on fun and sustainable ways to improve their health through weekly physical exercises, lessons, assignments and discussions.
This innovative and personal life-changing experience is offered at no charge to children ages 8-14 who are considered obese or at risk.