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  December, 30 2007Release.
  For Immediate Release.
  Contact: Bonnie Arkus 609-771-9600
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The successful risk-reduction program entered its fourth year at Trenton Central High

thumbnail Teen Esteem students receives congratulations from Ms. Arkus and her teacher, Ms. Kelley,
for graduating to a Peer Leader role in the Teen Esteem program

Trenton, NJ - The Women’s Heart Foundation was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey for administering its customized fitness and nutrition program that serves vulnerable minority teen girls. The highly acclaimed program boasts over 400 graduates, none of whom have dropped out of school. Surveys reveal many students are choosing to make positive health changes with regard to eating more fruits and vegetables, and exercising more frequently.

"We are grateful to the Horizon Foundatio for New Jersey for this oppportunity to continue to provide this successful gym-alternative program to the teen girls at Trenton High. A record number of girls has signed up this year and we couldn't be happier with their achievements," said Bonnie Arkus, WHF executive director. WHF employs a project manager, fitness trainers, and nutrition experts who work with the girls. The program is administered collaboratively with the high school, the Rutgers University-Camden Department of Nursing and the UMDNJ Dietetic Interniship program.

### The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey promotes health, well-being, and quality of life in New Jersey’s communities. Priority areas include health, the arts, and education.


The Women's Heart Foundation (WHF) is the only Non Governmental Organization that designs and implements demonstration projects for the prevention of heart disease in women and founded the Gender Care Initiative to promote care models that work best in women. Founded June 11, 1992 as a 501 c3 charitable organization, WHF is dedicated to improving women's survival and quality of life. For more information, contact us. p>



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