THE CAUSE

“In the end, you have to measure your life by whether children have a better future. Our children are depending on us.” – President Bill Clinton

In the last 30 years, childhood obesity has almost tripled in children and adolescents. Today about one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems today and well into their futures. There is no single cause of childhood obesity and therefore no single solution. By transforming all the environments where kids learn and grow, we can give them the best chance to live their healthiest lives.

 

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On May 27, 2016 pro endurance athlete Colin O’Brady completed the Explorers Grand Slam in a world record shattering 139 days. Colin climbed the Seven Summits and skied the last degree to the North and South Poles, all in an effort to raise awareness and funds to inspire active, healthy kids in partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
  • A year ago today I reached the "top of the world" The North Pole. It's an experience like no other walking around on the endless frozen ocean. .
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  • It's National Parks week!! Here's a shot from one of my favorite National Parks: Denali. I'll be returning there soon. What is your favorite National Park? .
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  • It's that time of year again...don't look down!! The pilgrimage through the infamous Khumbu Icefall, and the precarious ladders for hopeful Everest climbers and Sherpas is in full effect. .
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  • "We all have reservoirs of untapped potential and can achieve great things..." Such an honor and a joy to share my story on the TED stage yesterday. Action shot as I was describing how cold Antarctica is, "So cold that when I threw a cup of boiling water into the air it instantly turned into ice" .
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  • Climbing the Seven Summits takes you far from home, but I made sure to bring a little hometown pride with me up each summit!! @timbersfc Portland love from the summit of Mount Elbrus. #Russia #Elbrus #Timbers #Pdx #tedxpdx #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits
  • Getting ready for my TED talk this week. Reliving many of these moments from last year on Everest. There will be a live feed from @tedxportland on Saturday if you want to tune in.
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  • It's that time of year when the Khumbu Valley is bustling with activity as trekkers, climbers and porters make their way to the hallowed ground of Everest Base Camp! Namaste to all the folks out there enjoy the majestic beauty of the Khumbu. #Everest #KhumbuValley #Nepal #Himalayas #everestbasecamp #everestbasecamptrek #Ebc #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits
  • It won't be long now until I'm retracing these steps on Denali's ridge. Plans are in motion for a return trip to North America's highest point in a couple months...Stay Tuned!! #Denali #Alaska #Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits #nationalpark #nationalparks
  • I do love traveling far and wide to beautiful mountains and wilderness, but I gotta give the hometown love as sometimes it's just as magic here as anywhere else. Gorgeous views over the Columbia Gorge in Oregon. #Oregon #ColumbiaRiver #Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits

THE CHARITY

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a catalyst for children’s health. Founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation in 2005, the Alliance has been climbing its own mountain, in an effort to make the healthy choice the easy choice for kids across the country.

The Alliance’s current work directly impacts more than 20 million children, with a focus on low-income and minority populations who are at increased risk for obesity and other diseases. Millions more young people benefit from system changes initiated in partnership with the Alliance and the corporate sector.

“I’m not in this alone – I have a team to lean against. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation keeps me grounded. The support they provide me and the ideas they hand out – they remind me that I am doing something good.” – May Phyo, 16-year-old Alliance Youth Ambassador

We’re all in this together. True change comes when individuals, groups, and systems work together to create healthier environments in all the place kids spend their time. These systems and environments are the schools, communities, businesses and homes that our kids live in, learn at and encounter every day. Whoever you are and wherever you are, you have a part to play in giving kids the chance to learn healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

“As a world-class athlete, Colin is a great example of what is possible when someone makes health a top priority. More importantly, as someone who is using his gifts to create a better world for our next generation, Colin is a perfect example of what is possible when we all work together – a brighter world for our nation’s children. Thank you Colin and thank you to all those you inspire to join the cause.” – Howell Wechsler, Alliance for a Healthier Generation CEO