July Featured Charity: Children’s Health Fund
I have been working with The Clorox Company for the Check-in for Checkups program that benefits Children’s Health Fund (CHF) and proud to announce that Children’s Health Fund will be the featured charity for July!
I have been acting as a social media activist to promote the program. I am adopting a few healthy habits for the summer and each time I complete a habit, I will be checking-in and .10 cents for each check in with be donated by Clorox to the Children’s Heath Fund!
My healthy habits include “opting to eat healthy snacks”, “working out”, “taking the stairs instead of the escalator at the subway”, and doing a few others that may intrigue me along the way.
The best part is YOU CAN PARTICIPATE TOO! Through Check-in for Checkups, every time you make a healthy choice – from eating a nutritious meal to taking a walk around the block – simply “check-in” at www.checkinforcheckups.com or tweet the hashtag #checkinforcheckups and Clorox will donate 10 cents for each check-in, up to one million check-ins, to CHF as part of its goal of providing half a million checkups for children in need across the country. There is no limit for how many times you can check-in per day – every single check-in helps keep kids healthy.
To help CHF and Clorox spread the word and meet the one million check-in challenge, you can:
Commit to a Healthy Habit: Visit www.checkinforcheckups.com to learn more about the program and get ideas for how your actions can help keep kids healthy. Challenge yourself with a daily healthy habit and see how your check-in’s compare with others across the country. Read through the success stories on www.checkinforcheckups.com to get an extra boost of motivation.
Check-in Regularly: From June through December, Clorox will donate 10 cents to CHF for every healthy habit check-in at www.checkinforcheckups.com or tweet using the #checkinforcheckups hashtag, up to one million check-ins. There is no limit for how many times you can check-in per day – every single check-in helps keep kids healthy.
Encourage Others to Share: Share your healthy habits with friends and family and encourage them to participate as well.
About Children’s Health Fund (CHF)
Children’s Health Fund (CHF), founded in 1987 by pediatrician/child advocate Irwin Redlener, MD, and singer/songwriter Paul Simon, is committed to providing health care to the nation’s most medically underserved children through the development and support of innovative medical programs, response to public health crises and the promotion of guaranteed access to health care for all children.
Without access to regular health care, many children go without treatment for common ailments like asthma or cavities, which can lead to bigger problems if left untreated. CHF mobile medical clinics go into underserved communities and provide ongoing care to children at schools, community centers, homeless shelters and other places in the heart of the community. In addition to pediatric primary care providers, the CHF network consists of other dedicated health care professionals including dentists, mental health providers and nutritionists. The medical home model is a way to ensure continuity of care throughout childhood and adolescence, and coordination of care from multiple providers and systems.
About The Clorox Company
For generations, moms across America have trusted Clorox products to disinfect their homes and help keep their families healthy. In recent years, we elevated our commitment to health by partnering with Children’s Health Fund, the nation’s leading provider of mobile medical, dental and mental health services for homeless and low-income children. This year, we’re proud to extend that partnership with Check- in for Checkups. Together, we believe that preventive health care and everyday healthy habits are key ingredients when it comes to helping kids grow up healthy. As a company, Clorox helps consumers learn the power of prevention such as disinfecting hard surfaces in the home to help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. These are also examples of healthy habits we are trying to promote through Check-in for Checkups.
About Check-in for Checkups
Through a new social media-driven campaign, Clorox and CHF are working to encourage healthy habits and help provide health care to disadvantaged children. This is the second year CHF and Clorox are partnering and this year’s program is called Check-in for Checkups. For each check-in, Clorox will donate 10 cents, up to $100,000, to CHF to help support their goal of providing half a million health care visits to children in need across the country. Now when you check- in your healthy habit, you are not only helping yourself, but also the lives of others. The more you check- in, the more you give back to disadvantaged children across the country. This and millions of children don’t have access to regular check-ups and timely health care visits when sick.
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