January 5, 2009 Release.
For Immediate Release.
Contact: Bonnie Arkus 609-771-9600
WOMEN'S HEART FOUNDATION RECEIVES GRANT FROM
THE PRINCETON AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR
$10,000 TO FUND THE TEEN ESTEEM PROGRAM
January 2009 – The Women’s Heart Foundation (WHF) has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF) Fund for Women and Girls. The grant will fund the WHF Teen Esteem program at Trenton Central High School.
“This grant from Princeton Area Community Foundation will enable the Women’s Heart Foundation to continue its important work of heart disease prevention”, said Bonnie Arkus, WHF founder and executive director. “The Teen Esteem Health and Fitness program at Trenton Central High School is a customized curriculum specifically designed for
helping girls make better health choices to help reduce their risk of early heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases related to unhealthy lifestyle choices.”
The WHF Teen Esteem project was started in 2003 with seed money from the NJ Office on Women’s Health. It is a comprehensive approach to teen girl health and is implemented with stakeholders to help the girls make better health choices that will follow them through their lives. The program entered its 5th year this past September and a record number of students signed up for this elective gym-alternative class.
The Women's Heart Foundation (WHF), a 501c3 and the only non-governmental organization that implements heart disease prevention projects, is dedicated to prevention of heart disease and improving survival and quality.
The organization’s founder is credited with starting the women’s heart global movement in 1989. The WHF is based in Trenton, New Jersey.
The mission of the Princeton Area Community Foundation is to match people that care with causes that matter in the Mercer County, New Jersey area.
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