HealthCorps held its first Sacramento Gala "journey to Oz" at the Memorial Auditorium recently. Around 500 supporters came to the event co-hosted by founders Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz.
Earlier in the day Dr. Oz made a surprise visit to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and held a healthy food competition at Hiram High School.
The Auditorium was a visual wonderment for raising funds for the non-profit’s national wellness movement and proven high school mentoring program as well as new initiatives to expand its impact across the country, according to a spokesperson. Healthy foods and fitness info were all everywhere one looked.
Celebrity guests included Montel Williams, Ben Vereen and Mayor Kevin Johnson who presentd th Oz couple a key to Sacramento.
Here’s some photos of the event:
Watch for more coverage about Dr. Oz’s visit to Sacramneto on SacPress by Isaac Gonzales soon!
HealthCorps®, is building a movement to fight childhood obesity by getting to the underbelly of the crisis and discovering what Americans are really hungry for and why and then proposing a remedy.
- HealthCorps “Coordinators” carry out unique in-school and community programming targeting high-need populations. Coordinatorsare recent college graduates who defer entry into medical school or graduate health programs to serve a two-year full time assignment at a designated public high school.
- Using peer-mentoring to deliver an experiential curriculum in nutrition,fitness and mental strength, Coordinators give teens purpose, help develop human character and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers.
- Co-founded by heart surgeon and Emmy Award-winning talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz, HealthCorps also serves as a unique research laboratory to explore the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis and discover and communicate solutions.
- Bringing many initiatives together to activate the students’ mind, body and spirit, HealthCorps is transforming the educational paradigm one school at a time.
Our three priorities:
1) Educating Students – HealthCorps’ national peer mentoring program spans 53 high schools in 13 states (AZ, CA, DC, DE, FL, LA, MD, MS, NJ, NY, OH, OR, TX). By 2015, HealthCorps aspires to have a presence in 100 schools in all 50 states.