Thanks to the more than 1200 people who came out to the 6th Annual Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes at Tallahassee Museum on April 18th to enjoy a morning of family fun, food, and fitness!
Because data indicates that more than 1/3 of our student population is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a disease that can often be controlled and eliminated through proper nutrition and exercise, the Foundation and our premier sponsor, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, as well as many other sponsors, continue to work together to bring about community awareness about risks associated with childhood obesity. Over the past 3 years, the Foundation has done much to help create wellness initiatives, including:
· Established 95210 programs in our elementary schools
· Funded school gardens and other sustainability programs
· Supported the Summer Break Food Program with Whole Child Leon
· Advocated for stronger District wellness policies
· Served on other community action groups to secure more wellness resources for families
· Worked with state and local governments to further existing initiatives regarding community health
All proceeds earned at this year’s STOMP will be used to develop more wellness initiatives and programs that are not funded by local tax dollars. We are committed to helping our school district become one of the most productive and successful school districts in the state because we know that healthy, happy graduates will eventually become part of our local work force!
Special thanks to our top level sponsors for helping us raise more than $20,000 dollars at this year’s STOMP:
Super Stompers: Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Tallahassee Museum, and First Commerce Credit Union
Wellness Warriors: Premier Health & Fitness
Lifestyle Leaders: Capital Health Plan and The Tallahassee Democrat
Community Changers: Tallahassee Primary Care, Century Link, Comcast, RAM Construction, Gayla Parks STATEFARM, and Prime Meridian Bank
For more information about being a sponsor or resource exhibitor for next year’s event, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org