UnitedHealthcare Teams Up With IRONKIDS to Energize Louisiana Youth by Sponsoring IRONKIDS Race in New Orleans

UnitedHealthcare Teams Up With IRONKIDS to Energize Louisiana Youth by Sponsoring IRONKIDS Race in New Orleans


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NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 12, 2014--The inaugural UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS New Orleans raced around the South Shore Marina today. April Golenor, president, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, and mascot “Dr. Health E. Hound” helped kick-off the 1-mile course aimed to help stem the rising tide of childhood obesity through exercise and healthy lifestyles.

From L to R: Darrell Guy, director of the Boys and Girls Club of New Orleans (checkered shirt), and local club members are pictured with April Golenor, president, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, and mascot Dr. Health E. Hound at the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS New Orleans. UnitedHealthcare and IRONKIDS provided 100 complimentary registrations to the Boys and Girls Club of New Orleans, and also made a $3000 donation to the organization to support youth health programs. Photo Credit: Cheryl Gerber

The UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS 2014 Running Series features nine one-mile fun-runs and a dip-and-dash in 10 states. Today’s Fun Run was $15/person, and included close to 75 young “triathletes to be”, ages 3 to 15. Children from low-income and low-education households are three-times more likely to suffer from obesity, which is a leading risk factor for diabetes, heart disease and many cancers, according to America’s Health Rankings®, an annual comprehensive assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. UnitedHealthcare and IRONKIDS provided 100 complimentary registrations to the Boys and Girls Club of New Orleans, and also made a $3000 donation to the organization to support youth health programs.

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CONTACT: UnitedHealthcare

Molly McMillen, 612-353-7778

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA LOUISIANA MINNESOTA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH FITNESS & NUTRITION HOSPITALS ONCOLOGY

SOURCE: UnitedHealthcare

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