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Independent Health Teams Up with Buffalo Bills


Independent Health is always striving to expand our reach to provide wellness opportunities that strengthen the culture of health in Western New York. An exciting initiative that we recently announced to help us accomplish that goal is a partnership with the Buffalo Bills.


The Buffalo Bills and Independent Health are teaming up to better the health and well-being of the Western New York community through a long-term partnership between the organizations, centered on a community-wide fitness and nutrition initiative to encourage healthy living.


A strong focus will be placed on continuing the effort to make the next generation of youth active and healthy. The Buffalo Bills and Independent Health will work together to support the children of our community by encouraging physical activity and healthy eating in school and at home. The Independent Health Foundation's Fitness for Kids Challenge and the Buffalo Bills Play 60 Challenge will be offered to more local elementary school children during the 2014 season and will include both in-school programming and participation incentives for schools, teachers and students.


Reinforcing the importance of wide-ranging partners in the effort, a community advisory committee has been established to help guide the efforts of the community-wide fitness and nutrition initiative. Colleen C. DiPirro, President and CEO of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce is one of over a dozen members of the new community advisory committee.


Independent Health will continue to share the exciting programs and activities that will be developed as part of this community-wide initiative. Read the news release to find out more details about the partnership. 


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