More than 50 children joined UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team members Hannah Barnes and John Murphy at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick to learn about cycling, and things they can do to be more active and eat healthier. Barnes and Murphy were in the New England area this week competing in the TD Bank Mayor’s Challenge in Boston on Saturday, Sept. 20.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island hosted “Motivated to Move,” which enables UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team members to meet with young people in communities where they will be racing. UnitedHealthcare Pro Cyclists discussed healthy eating habits and the benefits of exercise, and provided tips on bike safety and etiquette.
“We were glad to have these athletes join us today to share their insights on being healthy,” said Lara D’Antuono, executive director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick. “We look forward to working with UnitedHealthcare as we continue to develop programs to help educate our students and their families about healthier living.”
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.