HealthCorps®, founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Evamor Water Announce New Partnership at Special Reception-January 19 Grant Will Fund Peer Mentoring Program in New High Schools Across Country
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2012
Amy Barone, Director of Corporate Communications HealthCorps®
HealthCorps®, founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Evamor Water Announce New Partnership at Special Reception-January 19
Grant Will Fund Peer Mentoring Program in New High Schools Across Country
New York, NY -HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org), a national wellness movement with a proven peer mentoring program in high schools across the United States, and Evamor Artesian Water of Covington, Louisiana will hold a special reception on January 19 at the Hearst Tower to announce their partnership. As a key national partner, Evamor is investing over $1 million in the school program co-founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz to bring HealthCorps to additional high needs high schools across the U.S., including schools in New Orleans and Houston. New labeling for Evamor’s Artesian Water now carries the text, “Official Water Sponsor of HealthCorps, founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz.”
With Evamor funding, HealthCorps has already placed full-time Coordinators to carry out its health curriculum on nutrition, fitness and mental strength at New Orleans’ Charter Science and Mathematics High School and McDonogh 35 High School and Houston’s Lamar High School. Evamor will have a presence at all HealthCorps school and community events across the country.
WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th Street at 8th Avenue – Penthouse. Photo and video opportunities for media.
Through Evamor Water’s sponsorship, HealthCorps will reach more teens, families and community residents to show them how simple lifestyle changes can enhance their health and mental resilience.
WHO: Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps Chairman, heart surgeon and two-time Emmy® Award-winning talk show host who will address guests; Lisa Oz, HealthCorps Co-founder, writer, producer and entrepreneur; Bo Reily, Evamor Water CEO, and his wife Caroline Reily; Damion Michaels, Evamor Water Vice President, Marketing and Brand Management; Michelle Bouchard, HealthCorps President; and Dr. Shawn Hayes, HealthCorps National Director of Education and Research.
HealthCorps®, a 501 (C) 3 co-founded by renowned heart surgeon and two-time Emmy® Award- winning talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa, is building a movement to fight childhood obesity by getting to the underbelly of the crisis and 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. For more information, please visit at www.healthcorps.org and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthcorps and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthCorps.
ABOUT EVAMOR WATER
Evamor Products, Inc. is a privately held company based in Covington, La., and subsidiary of Wm. B. Reily & Co., Inc. Evamor’s main educational objective is to bring about awareness of the unintended consequences of the acidification of the Western diet. Boasting a natural alkalinity level 100 times higher than the leading bottled water, Evamor assists in combating excess acids introduced by the Modern American Acidic Diet (MAAD) loaded with sugars, preservatives and fats. A low acid diet, including Evamor, with a natural pH of 8.8, helps heartburn sufferers enjoy MAAD “trigger” foods once again. A couple of servings of Evamor a day helps offset the effects of the overly acidic modern diet (MAAD) leading to a healthier lifestyle. To learn more about the benefits of Evamor water, visit www.evamor.com. About Evamor pH levels: Evamor is a Natural Artesian Water bottled at the source in a new state of the art bottling plant. The natural artesian source of Evamor can fluctuate between a pH of 8.8 and 9.1. Because Evamor follows all Federal, State and Local laws, the lowest pH measurement (currently 8.8) is stated on the label.