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The Highmark Foundation Awards $580,000 in Highmark Healthy High 5 Grants to Four Non-Profit Organizations
Date:10/10/2007

allenges of weight loss and behavior modification for severely overweight children and their families by helping them create and sustain healthy lifestyles. The YMCA program works with a registered dietitian and medical personnel and provides a more personal, less intimidating approach in a nurturing environment.

The mission of the YMCA of York and York County is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Programs aim to develop the principles of faith, hope, love, honesty, respect and responsibility.

About Highmark Healthy High 5

Highmark Healthy High 5 is a five-year, $100 million initiative of the Highmark Foundation aimed to reverse the current trends in children's health and to promote lifelong healthy habits in children throughout the 49 counties served by the Highmark Foundation. Highmark Healthy High 5 addresses five critical children's health issues, including nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, grieving and bullying - through education, communications, volunteerism, grants and programming.


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