Students at North Hollywood’s East Valley High School will receive a state-of-the art fitness center thanks to a new partnership between UCLA Health System and the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation. Sound Body Sound Mind will announce a $3 million pledge to create UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, a new entity to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles in Los Angeles by enhancing physical education programs and fitness resources for inner-city middle school and high school students.
Since 1999, the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation has provided fitness resources, trained physical education teachers and promoted exercise and healthy living to Los Angeles students. To date, 89 schools in the Los Angeles area have received grants through Sound Body Sound Mind.
Bill Simon and Cindy Simon, co-founders, Sound Body Sound Mind Dr. David Feinberg, president, UCLA Health System Paul Krekorian, member, Los Angeles City Council (2nd District) Carrie Allen, principal, East Valley High School Sherry Stewart, assistant chair, physical education department, East Valley High School East Valley High School students
10–11 a.m., Friday, March 6 Members of the media should arrive by 9:45 a.m.
East Valley High School, 5525 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood (map)
East Valley High School students exercising on new fitness equipment Ribbon-cutting ceremony
Roxanne Moster, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, email@example.com, 310-794-2264 Amy Albin, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org 310-794-8672 Patrick McCredie, Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation, email@example.com 310-500-4291
UCLA has received an additional $46 million gift from longtime supporter and legendary entertainment visionary David Geffen, a reinvestment that brings the amount of the David Geffen Medical Scholarship Fund to $146 million.