UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Arizona Fun Run Motivates Young People to Lead Active, Healthy Lifestyles

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TEMPE, Ariz.–Nearly 350 kids participated in the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS® Arizona Fun Run today at Tempe Beach Park. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound helped State Rep. Reginald Bolding, Tempe Councilmembers Kolby Granville and David Schapira, and Joseph Gaudio, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona kick off the fun run.

Athletes ages 3 to 13 ran portions of the IRONMAN® Arizona. Each athlete received a race bib, T-shirt, gift bag and finisher medal. UnitedHealthcare provided 100 complimentary registrations to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale to encourage participation.

This is the sixth year UnitedHealthcare is supporting IRONKIDS in the United States as part of the company’s commitment to help stem the rising tide of childhood obesity through healthy lifestyles. UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring seven IRONKIDS one-mile fun runs in 2017.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett

Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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