People across the country are encouraged to walk on their own time, at their own pace, for better health and to raise money for kids
MINNETONKA, Minn. (May 2, 2019) – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is hosting the 3rdannual Steppin’ Up for Kids (SUFK) walk, a national initiative that encourages people to engage in healthier lifestyles on their own time while raising funds for medical grants for kids. Participants are encouraged to walk 20,000 or more steps May 6-June 15.
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is hosting its 3rd annual Steppin’ Up for Kids walk to raise funds for medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. Meet the UHCCF Steppin’ Up for Kids Regional Ambassadors (left to right): Marcus – West Region; Lucas – Northeast Region; Chloe – Southeast Region; Madison – Central Region (Photo courtesy of UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation).
Participants can register at crowdrise.com/steppinupforkids2019 as individuals, families or teams and fundraise to make a difference for children. Once registered, team members join regional teams, representing their part of the United States, and record their dollars through their personal fundraising page. A $25 registration fee will be applied toward each participant’s fundraising goals and contribute toward incentive prizes for those who walk and fundraise at various levels. Visit the website to see a full list of available incentives.
“Since 2017, Steppin’ Up for Kids has raised nearly $120,000 and participants have taken more than 4 million steps toward funding medical grants for children across the United States,” said Matt Peterson, president of UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. “We want as many people as possible to be part of this amazing movement.”
Each regional team is led by a UHCCF Ambassador, all of whom are grant recipients. The four regional teams are: Lucas’ Lions (Northeast Region), Chloe’s Champions (Southeast Region), Marcus’ Marchers (West Region), and Madison’s Mile Markers (Central Region).Read their inspiring stories and understand how UHCCF medical grants help them and their families.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation:
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded 19,000 grants valued at $48M to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees. Visit uhccf.org for more information.