The One For Health Foundation is organizing a free kids’ wellness event dubbed Wellcome on April 9 that will take place at Babson College in Wellesley. Kids (ages approximately 8-12) will participate in a variety of activities focusing on holistic health, including a dodgeball fest, challenging games, fun and engaging nutritional information and yoga instruction.
The non-profit One For Health was hatched by Wellesley’s Tom Miller and longtime friend Bruce Campelia (Ph.D. in Natural Health) back in 2011. The Foundation, which has become the primary charitable cause for Miller’s family business, a promotional products company in Walpole that got its start in the family’s home.
One for Health offers numerous programs throughout the year, including yoga, goal setting workshops and nutrition lessons. It has partnerships with organizations such as local Boys and Girls Clubs, and for Wellcome, it is coordinating with Community Investors of Wellesley, Babson’s FME Entrepreneurial Leadership program, the Sig Ep fraternity, and the Boston University PRLab.
“We have developed a team of people, with expertise in specific areas, that have made it their life mission to help get kids and America get healthier,” Miller says. “We train the trainers to duplicate the delivery of information and to duplicate the experience we have brought to kids in schools, Charter schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA kids and kids from local communities that can participate in the College Programs we are hoping to expand on a National landscape.”
Campelia adds: We have run programs at about eight different clubs in the Greater Boston area and this spring will be providing programs to two clubs in the Seattle area. We are only limited by our early funding ability. This year we are focused on greatly expanding our financial resources and partnerships so that we can take these programs to more kids across the country.”