Ultra-athlete Charlie Engle’s run across
During the run, a film crew will be following Charlie and capturing his interactions with people who live united by fighting childhood obesity and promoting youth fitness.
Charlie is hoping that by the time he reaches his goal, at least 15,000 people will have run with him along the route. We’re hoping that many of those runners will be
United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, financial stability and health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity among children has nearly doubled in the last decade. Alarmingly, more than 9 million children in the United States are either obese or overweight and studies show today’s children are not getting the necessary exercise and activity for effective weight management and good health.
A growing number of United Ways across the country are making great progress around the issues of childhood obesity and youth fitness with programs that help youth make positive nutritional and behavioral choices. Find out more about our health focus area.