We want to send a warm thank you to all who have contributed to our project. As students, it’s wonderful to actively contribute to improving our community and meeting important needs.
Recently we’ve learned that:
-More than 1/3 of children in 2010 were reported as being overweight or obese and much of the obesity in children is the result of eating too many calories, not getting enough exercise and various genetic or environmental factors (Cabrera, 2014)
-24% of children in San Antonio between the ages of 3 and 5 are overweight while the state average for the same age group is 16.8% (Guerra, 2009)
This is what we are working to combat! We’re so excited you’ve joined with us to make a difference for children in the Edgewood district.
Although we have reached our goal we will keep the project open another week—the more funds we raise through this site, the more support we will be able to provide to the Madonna Center.
Please help us improve the activity and health of children by sharing our project (http://fund.utsa.edu/transformhealth) with someone you know, and asking them to contribute today!
The Transform Your Health SA Team