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HANCOCK - The Portage Health Foundation and McDonald's of Houghton have teamed up to help battle childhood obesity.

BikesA 24” Mongoose Mountain Bike and a 20” Huffy Bike, which were donated by McDonald's, are up for raffle at the Portage Health Pediatric Department starting today, and running through May 18, when the winners will be announced at portagehealth.org/foundationball.

To enter the raffle, you must be under the age of 18, and enter your name into one of the raffle boxes, which will be located at McDonald's in Houghton, the Portage Health Pediatric Department and visiting several local schools.

“Children need to be active, and we hope that these bikes will provide a great opportunity for two children to get out and exercise,” said Kevin Store, executive director of the foundation.

The bikes will be featured at Houghton, Hancock, CLK and Bridge schools during the week of May 14-18 in conjunction with Houghton-native Sara Salo’s School Food Tour.

Salo will be speaking at the schools concluding a 5,000-mile 16-state bicycle tour focused on creating awareness for the importance of healthy eating and regular physical fitness. More information on Salo’s adventure can be found at schoolfoodtour.org.

The Portage Health Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization established in 1990 to support the mission of Portage Health. This year the foundation, through fundraising at its annual Foundation Ball and Auction on May 19, is focusing on childhood obesity, which tripled nationwide from 1980 to 2009.

For more on the Foundation Ball & Auction, visit portagehealth.org/foundationball.


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