CQuence Health Group, together with the Cassling Family Foundation and the American Heart Association – Omaha, is excited to announce the launch of our first virtual ball drive to help children stay active and healthy.

Just like in adults, increased physical activity in children is associated with an increased life expectancy and decreased risk of many diseases and health issues. This year, COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives, including the children in our community who don’t have access to the resources and programs they need to help them stay active and healthy.

As part of its Healthier Generation Sponsorship, CQuence Health Group has teamed up with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Cassling Family Foundation to host our first virtual ball drive. Participants can visit our online shop by June 15, 2020, to purchase a sports ball for a child in the Omaha community. All sports balls collected will be donated to families in need from the Latino Center of the Midlands.

According to Mike Cassling, CEO of CQuence Health Group, the benefits of physical activity reach far beyond preventing health issues.

“With the recent impact of the pandemic, many children don’t have access to summer programs and resources to support the AHA’s recommendation of 60 minutes of daily physical activity,” said Cassling. “It is important to provide these resources because lack of physical activity not only impacts children’s health, it also affects self-esteem, social skills and academics.”

With the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation of children that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Today, about one-in-three American kids and teens are overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Help us educate our children and our community about the importance of staying active and being healthy.

In addition to each child picking out a new sports ball to take home, families of the Latino Center of the Midlands will also receive educational material, printed in Spanish and English, with healthy recipes and tips to stay active.

CQuence invites individuals and businesses to help us impact the children in our community during a time of great need. By purchasing a sports ball, you can help families stay active and healthy—not only physically, but emotionally and mentally, too.

About CQuence Health Group
Based in Omaha, Neb., CQuence Health Group is the parent company to a growing portfolio of healthcare organizations. While all of its companies are diverse, they share the common goal of taking care of the patient through diagnostic medical equipment, care coordination software and other healthcare products and services. CQuence’s current partner companies are Cassling, a full-line Siemens dealer and advanced partner, and Ensocare, which provides care coordination solutions that help manage patient care transitions, reduce length of stay and decrease readmissions.

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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