More than 100 People Get Active at KIPP Charlotte’s Physical and Fit: Fighting Obesity Day and Learn About Healthy Lifestyles

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More than 100 People Get Active at KIPP Charlotte’s Physical and Fit: Fighting Obesity Day and Learn About Healthy Lifestyles

Support from UnitedHealthcare to provide enhancements to the school’s fitness and nutrition programs
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:00am

CAMPAIGN: WellnessAd

CONTENT: Press Release

March 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - More than 100 people took part in KIPP Charlotte’s Physical and Fit:  Fighting Obesity Day, an event aimed at engaging the community in various fitness-themed activities to encourage active and healthy lifestyles. Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare managed fitness stations, such as yoga, martial arts and dance, and distributed Food For Thought kits to students, parents and families.

KIPP Charlotte is a free, open-enrollment, college preparatory public school serving almost 400 students in grades five through eight. KIPP Charlotte serves underserved communities that often lack access to quality education.

UnitedHealthcare is also funding significant enhancements to KIPP Charlotte’s fitness and nutrition programs. These include training and exercising programs in the renovated weight room with new sports equipment, and providing healthy snacks during the school’s extracurricular activities.

Financial support from UnitedHealthcare will also provide three semesters worth of coaching stipends for five different sports and activities, including dance, martial arts, lacrosse, volleyball and cheerleading. New uniforms will also be purchased for the school’s basketball and cross-country teams.

UnitedHealthcare’s support of KIPP Charlotte is part of the CBS EcoMedia WellnessAd program. An estimated 25,000 student hours in extracurricular activities will be generated as a result of this partnership.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to support KIPP Charlotte by providing its students with the materials and upgrades needed to encourage healthy and active lifestyles,” said Garland Scott, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of the Carolinas.

This project is the latest in UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative, whose mission is to inspire service and encourage volunteerism. For more information about the benefits of volunteering and to find local opportunities to get involved, visit Follow @DoGoodLiveWell on Twitter or “like” Do Good. Live Well. on Facebook. 


About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 850,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves 45 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

About KIPP Charlotte

KIPP Charlotte is a member of KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 141 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 50,000 students.

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.

At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002. In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media. 

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide. In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit, like us at or follow us at

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.


Lindsay Brown
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CAMPAIGN: WellnessAd

CONTENT: Press Release