October 19, 2023

Marcum Foundation Commits to Empowering Childhood Wellness by Supporting American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge

American Heart Association’s school-based program targets whole-body wellness in support of physical and emotional health.

Marcum Foundation Commits to Empowering Childhood Wellness by Supporting American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge

OCTOBER 19, 2023 (New York City, NY) – Marcum Foundation and American Heart Association are excited to announce a collaboration to bolster a shared goal to support parents in the youth well-being journey. Through the Kids Heart Challenge™, an innovative school-based program that educates students about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, the Marcum Foundation’s support is set to make a substantial impact. This partnership underscores the shared commitment between the American Heart Association and the Marcum Foundation to equip our nation’s youth with the knowledge and tools for lifelong physical and emotional well-being.

“Meeting kids where they are on their path to a healthy lifestyle is critical to the mission of the American Heart Association as we know that healthy habits in childhood help support long-term health,” says Evelina Grayver, MD, President of the American Heart Association’s Long Island Board of Directors and Director, Women’s Heart Health, Katz Institute for Women’s Health, Northwell Health. “It is our intention that Kids Heart Challenge supplement resources to enrich the physical and mental wellness of their students.”

The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, is helping educators make whole-body wellness a priority by bringing more resources to school campuses through the Kids Heart Challenge. With deep roots in physical activity, the 45-year-old Kids Heart Challenge program has expanded beyond the gym to meet the needs of today’s youth and educators as science has proven the strong connection between physical and mental health. Kids Heart Challenge offers a variety of physical activities to get elementary students’ hearts pumping, such as dance, basketball, or jumping rope, paired with a digital mission to learn life-saving skills such as Hands-Only CPR.

Marcum Foundation’s nationwide backing of the Kids Heart Challenge will directly support and enhance the resources available to parents within the program.

“It’s an honor to sponsor a program as long-standing as the Kids Heart Challenge,” said Tracy Weiner, executive director of Marcum Foundation. “Encouraging and teaching children to take their health seriously and extending that education to their families is a top priority for us. We are committed to meeting the evolving needs of today’s learners and educators by equipping children with the resources for their physical and emotional wellness journey.”

The Marcum Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Marcum LLP, a national accounting and advisory services firm based in New York City.

To learn more about the American Heart Association’s kids health initiatives or to make a donation, please visit www.heart.org/kids. To register a school to participate in the Kids Heart Challenge, visit www.heart.org/khc.

About the Marcum Foundation
The Marcum Foundation strives to be a leading contributor of time and funding, as a fully engaged partner with organizations offering fundamental human services to children in our local communities. The foundation raises funds and volunteers for select charities through special events, associate giving and other initiatives—providing the critical assistance needed for organizations that offer essential services in four categories: Health & Safety, Education & Self-Esteem, Food & Shelter, and Family & Wellbeing. With the generous giving of like-minded partners, friends and the general public, the Marcum Foundation has donated more than $3.9 million to over 100 organizations nationwide.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is a top-ranked national accounting and advisory firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurial, middle-market companies and high net worth individuals achieve their goals. Marcum’s industry-focused practices offer deep insight and specialized services to privately held and publicly registered companies, and nonprofit and social sector organizations. The Firm also provides a full complement of technology, wealth management, and executive search and staffing services. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum has offices in major business markets across the U.S. and select international locations. #AskMarcum. Visit www.marcumllp.com for more information.

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.