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Boys & Girls Club Awarded for 'Be Healthy' Program

Kids from the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club. (Photo courtesy Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club)
Kids from the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club. (Photo courtesy Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club)
The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach was recently recognized for its efforts to help kids develop healthy lifestyles, the club announced Friday.

The Edwards Lifesciences Fund awarded the Boys & Girls Club $2,500 to help run its “Be Healthy” program at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach’s Main Branch. The program is focused on helping kids develop health lifestyles by teaching them to  follow a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness. According to club officials, staff members also incorporate health and well-being classes and activities that focus on the kids’ mind, body and soul.

“We are completely dependent on the community’s support to help us accomplish our mission in serving young ones. We are extremely grateful to Edward’s Lifesciences for their kind generosity and that they have chosen to align with organizations they believe do good work," said Pamela Estes, the club's executive director. "All gifts to the Club, big or small, contribute to the wonderful programs we offer at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. We cannot do what ‘we do’ without you!” 

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach's Be Healthy program teaches children nutritional standards through hands-on learning like harvesting organic gardens and cooking classes and physical activities.

Edwards Lifesciences officials said the organization is committed to improving the quality of life around the world and provides philanthropic assistance to important health and community-focused programs that provide cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment programs.

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