Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Donald Driver Team Up
Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading receiver, “Dancing with the Stars” champion and four-time children’s book author Donald Driver has teamed up with Children’s Hospital to establish Driven to Better Health, a school and family based wellness partnership for Wisconsin children and families.
Driven to Better Health is open to all elementary and middle schools throughout Wisconsin interested in implementing physical activity and healthy nutrition activities for their school community. Families also will be encouraged to participate both with the school and at home. The program is another step Children’s is taking toward their vision of making the kids of Wisconsin the healthiest in the nation, and it’s another way Driver is working to instill healthy habits in today’s youth.
“Driven to Better Health reaches kids where they are by bringing health and wellness improvements to both schools and homes,” said Peggy Troy, CEO, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “Children’s Hospital’s vision is that Wisconsin’s kids will be the healthiest in the country—and that means going beyond the hospital walls to reach kids and families. Working with Donald is another way that Children’s can positively influence the lives of kids throughout our state.”
Donald Driver will inspire and motivate participants along the way through live chats, video Q&As, and blogs. He shared this message to kick off the partnership. He plans to visit one lucky school and one lucky family in their home for demonstrating improved nutrition, physical education, and physical activity. Information about how schools and families can participate is available at driventobetterhealth.com.
“Being physically fit has opened doors and provided incredible opportunities in life for me. As an athlete and a parent, I’m passionate about sharing what I’ve learned to inspire others,” said Driver. “Children’s Hospital and I have the same goal and that is to help kids and families lead happier, healthier lives.”
“Keeping kids healthy means focusing on prevention and Children’s Hospital is thrilled to have Donald Driver’s support and enthusiasm. We know that lasting personal and physical change comes about when we all work together to create healthy communities and schools,” said Bridget Clementi, executive director, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Health and Education. “Driven to Better Health is a way for us to encourage healthy habits and increase physical activity. It’ not just about kids health, but healthy families, too.”