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No To Sugar Challenge 2019

Say NO To Sugar 2019 Join the #GCFSugarPledge   WHY?   According to medical and public health officials, excessive intake of sugar can negatively impact our minds and our bodies. High-sugar diets have been associated with an increased risk of many diseases, including heart disease, the number one cause of death worldwide. Research evidence suggests that high-sugar diets can lead to obesity, inflammation and high triglyceride, blood sugar and blood pressure levels — all risk factors for heart disease.  …

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GSK invests in developing SuperGirls

GSK Consumer Healthcare Investment in Development of GrassROOTS’ SuperGirls   The GSK Consumer Healthcare Partnership Since the inaugural year of SuperCamp in 2011, GSK Consumer Healthcare has been a foundational investor in the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF). That investment has continued till today. Whether through fiscal donations by individual employees, professional development from GSK volunteers and grants sponsored by the Women Leadership Initiative and the African American Alliance, GSK has contributed significantly to the pipeline of girl leaders. The returns…

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Help Us End Period Poverty

Girls in poverty will miss almost one third of a school year, simply because they are a girl. Thirty-seven states tax girls and women for period products.   As early as age 9, the majority of girls will begin menstruation. This launch into womanhood constitutes many changes to their lives. For girls with meager and limited resources menstruation introduces new and more stressful financial burdens. The consequences of which can impede their educational achievements. The effects are compounded for those…

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2018 Turkey Challenge begins

For the past eight years, GrassROOTS has been providing necessary resources for Newark, the West Ward neighborhood and the over 1,000 families living at Georgia King Village, a housing development in Newark, and home to a significant number of single, black mothers and their children. Almost 30 percent of Newark’s residents live below the US poverty threshold and 1 in 5 residents of Essex County are food insecure. In previous years we have partnered with the City of Newark and…

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GrassROOTS No To Sugar Challenge 2018

Join the #GCFSugarPledge.   WHY?   According to medical and public health officials, excessive intake of sugar can negatively impact our minds and our bodies. At GrassROOTS we are devoted to promoting and supporting wellness by helping our community members eat healthier and move more. We are also committed to sharing information that helps us all live and longer healthier lives. In so doing we hope to reduce the incidences of obesity and optimize well-being. For these reasons, we are…

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2018 Philly Roots Rock Run 5K

Race Purpose: 5K community walk/run and 1 mile walk to support the development of SuperGirls Society (SGS) and an intensive leadership camp for Black Girls titled “SuperCamp” Location: Anna Lane Lingelbach Elementary School, Wayne Ave and Johnson Street, Germantown, Philadelphia. Entry: Pre-registration at Bryn Mawr Racing Company. Until 3/31- $25, till race day $35 Race-day registration will be $40. First 25 online pre-registrants are free! (Use coupon code 'rootsrock25'), please note you will NOT get a t-shirt when you use this promotion.  You can…

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Dr. Janice Johnson Dias Speaks

Join GrassROOTS President, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias in Philadelphia and New Jersey for conversations of health equity and undoing racism.   Philadelphia, PA : March 17th  The Health Justice Summit will bring together community advocates, organizations, faith leaders and professionals in the fields of health, nutrition & fitness, to address some of the issues of systemic injustice that negatively impact the health of our communities.   Montclair, New Jersey: March 18th Dr. Johnson Dias will present on how institutional racism and economic inequality create and…

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Dr. Janice Johnson Dias Speaking at Health Justice Summit

Join GrassROOTS President, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias in Philadelphia and New Jersey for conversations of health equity and undoing racism.   Philadelphia, PA : March 17th  The Health Justice Summit will bring together community advocates, organizations, faith leaders and professionals in the fields of health, nutrition & fitness, to address some of the issues of systemic injustice that negatively impact the health of our communities.   Montclair, New Jersey: March 18th Dr. Johnson Dias will present on how institutional racism and economic inequality create and…

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