Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The Egoscue Foundation is committed to providing the resources necessary to deliver research and education in the fields of physical health, self care, functional independence, and nutrition
Our Goal: It is our goal to play an essential role in enhancing self confidence at every stage of life; allowing all to recognize and reach their full potential in spite of any barriers or obstacles.
Who we serve: The Egoscue Foudation is dedicated to reaching out to children, adolescents, adults and seniors alike.
Program: Patch Project Initiative
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over the past three decades overweight children in the U.S. tripled among kids ages 6 to 11. Many health problems are associated with children being overweight. Studies have shown that children who are overweight have a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes mellitus, asthma, and orthopedic problems and are more likely to be at risk for heart disease.
At a time when the nation is struggling to address an obesity epidemic, some schools are cutting resources for physical education programs. From California to Massachusetts, cash-strapped schools are eliminating their phys-ed programs. Phys ed advocates say regular physical activity can boost academic achievement. The Egoscue Foundation hopes to support schools in encouraging physical activity amongst their student population.
The Patch Initiative donates Patch Obstacle Courses to schools and community centers throughout the United States. In launching this program we hope to raise awareness in the areas of health and education, emphasizing the importance of physical fitness pertinent to child and youth development. Patch Fitness Equipment in schools encourages the promotion of physical activity that is fun and beneficial, instilling the importance of exercise at an early age.