Health + Behavior

High school fitness center opening launches $3 million partnership to combat obesity, promote healthy lifestyles

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Students at North Hollywood’s East Valley High School will receive a state-of-the art fitness center thanks to a new partnership between UCLA Health System and the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation. Sound Body Sound Mind will announce a $3 million pledge to create UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, a new entity to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles in Los Angeles by enhancing physical education programs and fitness resources for inner-city middle school and high school students.

Since 1999, the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation has provided fitness resources, trained physical education teachers and promoted exercise and healthy living to Los Angeles students. To date, 89 schools in the Los Angeles area have received grants through Sound Body Sound Mind.

WHO

Bill Simon and Cindy Simon, co-founders, Sound Body Sound Mind
Dr. David Feinberg, president, UCLA Health System
Paul Krekorian, member, Los Angeles City Council (2nd District)
Carrie Allen, principal, East Valley High School
Sherry Stewart, assistant chair, physical education department, East Valley High School
East Valley High School students

WHEN

10–11 a.m., Friday, March 6
Members of the media should arrive by 9:45 a.m.

WHERE

East Valley High School, 5525 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood (map)

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

East Valley High School students exercising on new fitness equipment
Ribbon-cutting ceremony

MEDIA CONTACTS

Roxanne Moster, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, rmoster@mednet.ucla.edu, 310-794-2264
Amy Albin, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-8672
​Patrick McCredie, Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation, pmccredie@soundbodysoundmind.org 310-500-4291

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