Dr. Mehmet Oz to Co-host Special Dinner for HealthCorps to Help Stem Child Obesity At Charity’s First New Orleans Benefit

Posted 10/05/2011 | By HealthCorps

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Amy Barone, Director of Communications HealthCorps®
Phone: (646) 732-5076 Email: amy.barone@healthcorps.net

Dr. Mehmet Oz to Co-host Special Dinner for HealthCorps to Help Stem Child Obesity At Charity’s First New Orleans Benefit

October 5, 2011 – New York, New York – HealthCorps®, the wellness movement co-founded by world-renowned cardiac surgeon and two-time Emmy® Award-winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Mehmet Oz, will hold its first ever New Orleans fundraiser on Friday, October 14. The event marks the launch of the HealthCorps peer mentoring high school program in New Orleans, as well as its new partnership with Evamor Water, the Official Water Sponsor of HealthCorps.

WHAT: An intimate evening with Dr. Oz, HealthCorps Chairman, includes a cocktail reception, dinner and music for 200 guests. Tickets cost $500 each and can also be purchased at https://www.healthcorps.org/neworleans-evening-with-oz. For a special invitation from Dr. Oz, click http://www.evamor.com/oz/index.html.

WHERE: Home of Caroline and Bo Reily
WHEN: Friday, October 14, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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WHO: Dr. Mehmet Oz and Caroline and Bo Reily will also co-host the event and welcome a range of prominent guests from New Orleans social and celebrity circles. Dr. Oz will discuss the unique charity he co-founded with his wife, Lisa Oz, that engages youth as the catalyst to help get Americans to embrace healthier lifestyle habits.

The event represents the first New Orleans fundraiser for HealthCorps, which is establishing its program in two local high schools, New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School and McDonogh 35, thanks to the generosity of new funders Evamor Water.

About HealthCorps®

HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org) a 501 (C) 3 co-founded by heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz, is building a movement to fight the childhood obesity crisis by helping Americans discover what they are really hungry for and why. HealthCorps “Coordinators” carry out unique in-school and community programming targeting high-need populations. Using peer-mentoring to deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, fitness and mental strength, HealthCorps Coordinators give teens purpose, help develop human character and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers. HealthCorps also serves as a unique research laboratory – exploring the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis and discovering and communicating solutions. HealthCorps is bringing many initiatives together to address the “Whole Child” and activate the students’ mind, body and spirit. As a result, HealthCorps is transforming the educational paradigm one school at a time. The program network spans 54 schools in 13 states

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