Children’s Obesity Fund Sponsors Hands for Hope’s HopeWalk, 5k Walk and Kids Healthy Activity Fair

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The Omidi brothers, through their non-profit The Children’s Obesity Fund, are sponsors of the Hands for Hope June 8th Annual HopeWalk and Activities Fair.

The Children’s Obesity Fund and its co-founders Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi, M.D. announce their sponsorship of the Hands for Hope 13th Annual HopeWalk and Activities Fair on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Hollywood Park.

“Hands for Hope offers the youth of North Hollywood and its surrounding regions with many valuable programs for their intellectual, artistic, physical and professional development, and we are proud to sponsor this fantastic event,” says Children’s Obesity Fund co-founder Dr. Michael Omidi. “Local events like the walk and the annual activities fair go a long way to inform young people of the healthy resources right there in their own communities, and we anticipate a fun and successful day for everyone.”

The 5K HopeWalk began in 2001 as a way to encourage young people to embrace healthy lifestyles. The walk has been sponsored by local businesses and organizations, as well as major corporations including Wells Fargo, Disney, Whole Foods, Dole and Adidas. The Activities Fair was added in 2006 to give children and their parents the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities, receive nutritional and health guidance and enjoy healthy food tastings.

The day begins with registration at 8 am, and proceeds with a brisk walk from Magnolia and Tujunga Avenues to North Hollywood Park. Participants can then enjoy the events offered as part of the Activities Fair and “Taste of Healthy NoHo,” where local food venders give samples of their healthy culinary wares. More details about the HopeWalk and Kid’s Healthy Activity Fair are available at:

Hands for Hope ( offers programs for young people and single parents designed to help them become successful, happy and healthy members of society. These programs include academic workshops, driver’s safety courses, career guidance and preparation, artistic/creative enrichment classes and health and nutrition courses. Single parents can receive guidance with child care, finding employment, continuing education, purchasing a home and financial planning.

Co-founded by Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi, M.D., the Children’s Obesity Fund ( hopes to help reverse the trend of rising obesity rates in America. The goal of the non-profit charity is to help people fully understand the obesity issue and its dire impacts on individuals and society as a whole -- and to use that knowledge to encourage children to grow up strong and healthy. Children’s Obesity Fund partners with other organizations to educate and support parents, educators and others so that we can all work together to raise healthy, active, social, and happy children. While the organization does not accept donations, it does encourage direct contributions of money and talents to the associations featured on our website. Children’s Obesity Fund is on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest.

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