FORWARD group raises $45,000 to fight obesity
Oct. 13, 2011 -


FORWARD (Fighting Obesity Reaching healthy Weight Among Residents of DuPage) joined Action for Healthy Kids to host its first-ever fundraiser, Get in the Action Party, Sept. 20 at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook.

The evening of fun, healthy games and food hosted almost 200 people and raised more than $45,000.

Jerry and Estella Hayes, contestants on NBC’s “Biggest Loser” in season 7, were guests at party.

The event was sponsored by the DuPage County Health Department, DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund of The DuPage Community Foundation, Central DuPage Hospital, Edward Hospital, J.R. Albert Foundation and the YMCAs of DuPage County.

Action for Healthy Kids is a national nonprofit group fighting childhood obesity and malnutrition.