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Fresh Air Fund & Child Obesity

Posted Apr 30 2010 10:08am

Once,in a while I would like to provide some publicity to Charity works.With the ever rising incidence of Obesity in Children,Fresh Air Fund promotes a healthier lifestyle habits by offering them camping program with lots of healthy activities.

THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. In 2008, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund’s year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.

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