More than 360 kids participated in the New Hanover Regional Medical Center IRONKIDS North Carolina Fun Run presented by UnitedHealthcare today at the Wilmington Downtown Riverwalk. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound kicked off the fun run joined by Rebecca Bannister, regional marketing director of UnitedHealthcare.
Athletes ages 3 to 15 ran along portions of the IRONMAN® North Carolina that takes place on Oct. 22. Each athlete received a race bib, T-shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal. UnitedHealthcare provided complimentary registrations and a $3,000 donation to Communities In Schools of Cape Fear to encourage participation.
This is the fifth year UnitedHealthcare is supporting IRONKIDS in the United States as part of the company's commitment to help stem the rising tide of childhood obesity through healthy lifestyles. UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring seven one-mile fun runs in 2016.
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, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.