AdvoCare hosted its second annual #GenerationFit workout and fundraiser event on Saturday, February 23, to benefit the AdvoCare Foundation.
Special guests included Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and four-time Reebok® Crossfit® Games champion Rich Froning. The workout was led by Dave Thompson (Camp DaveFIT), a former professional football player and North Texas-area fitness professional.
The AdvoCare Foundation will use event proceeds to award grants to nonprofit organizations that improve the physical health and wellness of children to combat the childhood obesity epidemic.
“Our company was founded on the principle of leadership, and that is the attitude we bring to the AdvoCare Foundation,” said Allison Levy, executive vice president of AdvoCare and president of the AdvoCare Foundation Board of Directors. “We are proud to include our Distributors in our goal of ending childhood obesity through our GenerationFit event. AdvoCare builds champions, and this is what we are striving to do with the AdvoCare Foundation: help eradicate childhood obesity to build the next generation of champions.”
Established in 2016, the AdvoCare Foundation focuses on helping children be happy, healthy and safe through fighting against childhood obesity. The foundation has awarded grants to organizations that work to improve the lives of children in the areas of fitness and nutrition. Last year’s #GenerationFit event raised $175,000, which was awarded in grants to eight organizations in six cities, such as the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. The AdvoCare Foundation has the goal of awarding $1 million by 2020.
“Childhood obesity is now an epidemic across the United States, and that is why the AdvoCare Foundation works to partner with local organizations and help provide children with the opportunity to experience a safe, happy and healthy lifestyle,” said Whitney Strauss, executive director of the AdvoCare Foundation.”