HealthCorps Holiday Party

Posted 12/18/2013 | By HealthCorps

Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa got in the holiday spirit, hosting a Holiday party on Thursday, December 12, to benefit HealthCorps. Guests including HealthCorps Board of Directors, donors, friends and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, came to the bash at the Meatpacking loft of former Goldman Sachs partners, twins Paul and Peter Scialla.  The brothers founded the health focused real estate company Delos Living LLC, which was praised by Bill Clinton and Leonardo DiCaprio, who is a member of the advisory board.

Yes, the loft was warm and cozy, decked out with festive lights and floral arrangements, while the buffet offered a delicious and healthy array of foods.  HealthCorps staff, ambassadors and partners, and other special guests gathered to share the holiday spirit and the organization’s successes this past year.  Dr. Oz greeted guests and highlighted how what he calls his “hallucination” about leading teens to healthier living, became a true vision, and now, a robust and evolving reality.

Coordinator Carlos Nugent at New York’s George Washington Education Campus, spoke about the many epiphanies his students experience, because of the HealthCorps curriculum and especially thanks to cooking classes and the Teen Battle Chef program.  Chef George Duran of Food Network fame, and a HealthCorps ambassador and Teen Battle Chef judge, shared his initial surprise at the lack of nutrition awareness and dismal access to healthy foods that permeates many of the communities where the HealthCorps curriculum is being taught.  He expressed hope that HealthCorps will someday be in every high school nationwide.

The night was replete with fine entertainment, and guests took home a gift bag filled with treats from the California Walnut Board, a pedometer, a cap with the HealthCorps and 4.4 logo, and other goodies. A fine time was had by all!

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