‘Get HYPE Philly!’ Thrilled to win a Healthy10 Award

GSK IMPACT Grant winners recognized for building healthier schools and workforce for young people in Philadelphia.
Feb 16, 2017 1:00 PM ET

February 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Get HYPE Philly!, a collective of ten nonprofits led by The Food Trust and funded by a $5 million GSK IMPACT Grant, was named a winner of the inaugural Health Means Business Healthy 10 Awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today in Washington, D.C.

“We are so honored to be recognized for this important collective work to improve health outcomes for young people in Philadelphia,” said Yael Lehmann, Executive Director of The Food Trust. “This award really goes to the thousands of young people who are making lasting changes in their schools and neighborhoods that will help them, their friends and their families live healthier lives.”

The Health Means Business ‘Healthy10 Awards’ were created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a way to honor ten outstanding business-led initiatives or cross-sector collaborations between local businesses and traditional and non-traditional partners to improve community wellness and access to economic opportunity.

“Get HYPE Philly! has already inspired nearly 200,000 young Philadelphians to eat healthier, get moving and develop their leadership skills,” said Becki Lynch, Manager, Community Partnerships at GSK. “We are so proud to support this work to make Philadelphia an even healthier community.”

“GSK is a true community partner to the people of Philadelphia,” said Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “Their strategic partners and sustainable investment in youth leadership and nutritional education will positively impact the physical and economic health of the community for years to come.”

The Chamber Foundation announced the winners of the Healthy10 Awards on February 16 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the awards program.

The Get HYPE Philly! Collective Impact Initiative is made up of the following 10 member organizations:

For more information about Get HYPE Philly! visit: www.gethypephilly.org

About GSK
GSK – one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Visit our site for more company information, or for more information on GSK IMPACT Grants

About The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future. The U.S .Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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For more information:

Frannie DeFranco         frances.p.defranco@gsk.com                570-236-4850

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Bailey Jacobs               bjacobs@uschamber.com                     202-436-5766