Brooklyn, NY, February 03, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Live Light Live Right (LLLR), an obesity program, funded by Robinhood Foundation, held there annual holiday party, January 17th at Brookdale Hospital Center. Nearly 200 hundred children and their families attended to celebrate the achievements and successes of those participants that have joined LLLR on this journey to promote health and fitness. The event celebrated the success of the children that have lost weight and remained committed to the program. Additionally, children that had the highest show rate at their exercise classes were rewarded. The children and their families enjoyed an evening of food, games, fitness and dance competition. Healthy food was prepared by the chefs at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, which included nutty chick pea quinoa salad, grilled barbeque chicken and a low fat lasagna to name a few of the menu items. Robinhood Foundation, graciously donated the gifts that were given out to the children. "Live Light Live Right is committed to providing them with all the tools necessary to keep them on track on their journey to a healthy,” stated Sarita Dhuper, Executive Director.
About Live Light Live Right
Live Light, Live Right is a Brookdale Hospital and community-based partnership, non-profit 501 (c) (3), serving overweight and obese children ages 2-19. Nearly half of the children in the program are those who live below the poverty line; suffer from a BMI >95th percentile or are at high risk of developing diabetes or other serious chronic diseases. By providing free or highly subsidized services, Live Light has already helped over 2,500 children improve their diet, exercise habits, and their health. The novel, multi-disciplinary approach has resulted in positive health outcomes, including the reduction of Body Mass Index scores, cholesterol, blood pressure, and insulin levels for nearly three-quarters of all participants.
About Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is one of the largest voluntary nonprofit teaching hospitals and regional tertiary care centers. Brookdale provides general and specialized inpatient care to thousands of people every year. Our community centered organization provides numerous outpatient ambulatory care services in both on campus and off site facilities. Our mission is the commitment of being the focus of a healthy community, stressing the organization’s values of caring and respect for everyone.