Trenton, NJ - Teens will find even more ways to be fit and healthy, thanks to a $10,000
grant the WHF recently received from the Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF), through its Fund for Women and Girls.
"We are so pleased to be the recipient of this grant. We serve a high risk population of inner-city young girls. With this money, we can
continue our Teen Esteem program, teaching adolescent girls vital life skills" said Bonnie Arkus, WHF executive director.
"Already, these girls are demonstrating health problems. Many have indicators for metabolic syndrome and 40% are overweight, which predisposes them
to diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases. Studies show if we can positively affect their health choices now,
it can impact the health choices made the rest of their lives", said Ms. Arkus. We also want to extend the program to moms so that the
message of health and wellness can be carried into the home", she said.
The Princeton Area Community Foundation builds community by promoting and encouraging philanthropy across greater Mercer County and central New Jersey.
We do this by managing charitable funds created by members of the community, providing competitive discretionary grants to nonprofits, and by making advised grants to nonprofits after consultation with individuals or groups of donors.
The Women's Heart Foundation (WHF) is the only Non Governmental Organization
that designs and implements demonstration projects for the prevention and early intervention
of heart disease in women. WHF was founded June 11, 1992 as a 501 c3 charitable organization
dedicated to improving women's survival and quality of life. For more information,