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Focus on Childhood Obesity Takes Center Stage at ING KiDS ROCK LA

October 24, 2012

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By ING KiDS ROCK LA 

After weeks of training, the finish line is finally in sight. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., more than 1,500 children in grades K-7 will run the “final Mile” in their race to become ING KiDS ROCK marathoners. This non-competitive, non-timed event is the culmination of a school-based running program designed to tackle childhood obesity through prevention.

“As the official charity of ING KiDS ROCK, the ING Run For Something Better® program is helping get kids on the road to adopting healthier lifestyles through exercise and healthy eating,” said Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and senior vice president, ING U.S. Office of Corporate Responsibility. “This initiative is a fun way for kids to achieve a sense of accomplishment for their discipline leading up to the event, and we hope they continue running for years to come.”

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Tags: the home depot center (1) , rhonda mims (1) , ing kids rock (2)

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