People across the country are encouraged to walk on their own time,
at their own pace, for better health and to raise money for kids
MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is hosting the 3rd
Up for Kids (SUFK) walk, a national initiative that encourages
people to engage in healthier lifestyles on their own time while raising
funds for medical grants for kids. Participants are encouraged to walk
20,000 or more steps May 6-June 15.
Participants can register at crowdrise.com/steppinupforkids2019
as individuals, families or teams and fundraise to make a difference for
children. Once registered, team members join regional teams,
representing their part of the United States, and record their dollars
through their personal fundraising page. A $25 registration fee will be
applied toward each participant’s fundraising goals and contribute
toward incentive prizes for those who walk and fundraise at various
levels. Visit the website
to see a full list of available incentives.
“Since 2017, Steppin’ Up for Kids has raised nearly $120,000 and
participants have taken more than 4 million steps toward funding medical
grants for children across the United States,” said Matt Peterson,
president of UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. “We want as many
people as possible to be part of this amazing movement.”
Each regional team is led by a UHCCF Ambassador, all of whom are grant
recipients. The four regional teams are: Lucas’ Lions (Northeast
Region), Chloe’s Champions (Southeast Region), Marcus’ Marchers (West
Region), and Madison’s Mile Markers (Central Region). Read their inspiring
stories and understand how UHCCF medical grants help them and their
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation:
Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
that provides medical grants to help children gain access to
health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their
family’s commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to
$5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do
not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded 19,000 grants
valued at $48M to children and their families across the United States.
UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals,
corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees. Visit uhccf.org
for more information.
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation