You may already know the facts: *One-third of children are overweight or obese. *Obesity is responsible for more than $190 billion in direct health care expenditures. *Approximately 20 percent of cancers in the U.S. can be attributed to obesity. *One out of five new cases of childhood diabetes is Type 2, formerly referred to “adult onset” diabetes. But did you know about the creative programs and research aimed to combat obesity and diabetes in children and adolescents? Just a few of the programs I'm personally involved in at Children's Hospital Los Angeles: *Summer camps with a focus on healthy lifestyle *A comprehensive weight management clinic for kids/teens and their families *Weekly farmers market at Children's Hospital LA for staff and patient families *Fun family-centered groups teaching nutrition and physical activity for the entire family Your donation will go toward these programs and more aimed at preventing and managing obesity and diabetes in kids and teens in the Los Angeles area. Do it because your care or do it as an end of year donation for the tax write off....either way, you'll be helping!