Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Message from Top Chef Richard Blais

On November 6, I will be running in the world-renowned ING NYC Marathon to support the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in efforts to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. I will be leading a team of five first-time marathoners as a part of “Team Healthier Generation”.Our team has committed to raising $50,000. I would greatly appreciate any contribution your company is able to make that will help me achieve this goal. All donations are tax deductible and will go directly to the Alliance to combat childhood obesity both locally and across the country.

Nearly 1 in 3 kids is already overweight or obese and today’s generation could be the first to liveshorter lives than their parents. By supporting more than 12,000 schools nationwide and impacting the lives of more than seven million students, the Alliance, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, is leading the charge in the fight against the childhood obesity epidemic.

In just a few years, the Alliance has made a tremendous impact in Georgia through its Healthy Schools Program, in which more than 425 of our local schools are participating. The program, which is provided free of charge by the Alliance, leads schools through a step-by-step process to transform their schools into healthier places for students to learn and grow. Seventeen of our schools in Georgia earned National Recognition Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for their work creating healthier environments for students and staff.

To support me in the ING NYC Marathon, please visit my personal fundraising web page at You will not only be able to make an online donation here; you will also be able to track my progress and be recognized for your gift. If you prefer, you may mail your support directly to me instead at 866 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Payment can be made out to Alliance for a Healthier Generation (memo field: Blais). Please make your contribution by November 6 so that it may be counted toward my goal.

If you would like more information on the Alliance or on how you may support me and “Team Healthier Generation” in the ING NYC Marathon through a local event or sponsorship, please feel free to contact me directly at 404.704.7497.

By supporting the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, YOU become a part of the solution in the fight against the childhood obesity epidemic. Together, we can end childhood obesity and empower kids nationwide to live healthier lives.

Thank you, in advance, for joining me in supporting this very important cause.


Richard Blais

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