About the Event
Join hip hop artist Doug E. Fresh - the first human beat box - and PHA Leadership to celebrate six years of successes with 500 of our closest friends, philanthropists, celebrity ambassadors, and public and private sector leaders. The evening will highlight healthy eating and physical activity including the second annual “GimmeFive" push up competition. New this year is PHA’s Catalyst for Change awards to celebrate the leaders who have played a major role in helping PHA ensure that all children grow up at a healthy weight. All this, along with surprise performances and rubbing elbows with special guests, promises an evening not to be missed.
The event will feature both a live auction and online auction. To check out the all of the great items available, please visit our auction website.
Guests are encouraged to wear their best fitness flair attire or if you are feeling particularly spirited, full fitness attire is welcome and encouraged. For examples, please click here.
The Fit to Celebrate Gala is made possible by the generosity of sponsors and supporters.
PHA Board of Directors
We would like to thank our dedicated Board of Directors for their help in making this year's gala a success:
James R. Gavin III, M.D., PhD, Healing Our Village, Inc.
Chairman of the PHA Board of Directors
Matt Anthony, Y&R North America
Deborah DeHaas, Deloitte LLP
William H. Dietz M.D., PhD, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center Chair, The George Washington University
Peter R. Dolan, ChildObesity 180
Tracey Griffin, PANDORA Americas
Daniel Houston, Principal Financial Group
Richard N. Jurgens, Hy-Vee, Inc.
S. Lawrence Kocot, KPMG US LLP
Janet Murguia, National Council of La Raza
Vivian Riefberg, McKinsey & Company
Susan Sher, The University of Chicago
Olajide Williams, M.D., MS, Columbia University