SAN DIEGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Digital health company Rally HealthSM and San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon hosted a “Holiday Bike Build” event today at the Coronado Naval Base (Admiral Prout Field), where 52 children of service members stationed at the base were invited to build and “trick out” brand new Diamondback bikes that they got to take home. Gordon, a Health Ambassador for Rally Health, emceed and participated with the kids and their families in the two-hour event, which was organized in collaboration with the Armed Services YMCA San Diego.
“Today, as a Rally Health Ambassador, I wanted to encourage families to move more and focus on their health. But more importantly, Rally Health and I wanted to give back to these families and say thank you.”
Joining Gordon to help the kids build their new bikes and adorn them with decorations were Rally Cycling pro riders Evan Huffman, Jesse Anthony, Emerson Oronte and Heather Fischer, as well as staffers from Diamondback. All of the activities at the event were designed to showcase some of the simple steps families can take to live healthier lives. The children and more than 300 family members had the opportunity to play a memory game, work on a giant crossword puzzle and sign Rally’s “What Are You Grateful For” wall. The event concluded with a 2-mile bike ride led by the Rally Cycling pro cyclists for all the participants.
“There are few things more exciting for a kid than getting a brand new bike, and the good news about bikes is that they’re fun to ride and offer a really great form of exercise,” said Gordon. “Today, as a Rally Health Ambassador, I wanted to encourage families to move more and focus on their health. But more importantly, Rally Health and I wanted to give back to these families and say thank you.”
Rally Health’s Health Ambassador Program works with celebrities and professional athletes to inspire and empower people everywhere to take an active role in managing their health and health care. In April 2016, Gordon joined actor and comedian Kevin Hart and Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry as a Rally Health Ambassador.
About Rally Health, Inc.
Rally Health, Inc. is a consumer-centric digital health company that makes it easy for individuals to take charge of their health and collaborates with health plans, care providers, and employers to engage consumers. The company’s flagship offering is Rally®, a digital health platform that offers a configurable suite of solutions that help people manage their health and health care needs: Rally EngageSM focuses on personalized health and wellness support; Rally ChoiceSM is a health benefits marketplace; and Rally ConnectSM offers care provider search and cost transparency. Nearly 30 million consumers have access to the Rally platform through payers such as UnitedHealthcare, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Health Alliance, and more than 9,000 employers. With offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis and Denver, the team behind Rally Health has been working together since 2010 to transform the consumer health and wellness industry. For more information, please visit http://www.rallyhealth.com/.
About the Armed Services YMCA San Diego
The Armed Services YMCA San Diego (ASY San Diego) is the leading non-profit that makes military life easier for active duty service members and their families. The ASY San Diego gives military personnel and their loved ones the support and resources they need to be resilient, confident, connected, and secure. Founded in 1920 as a national affiliate of the YMCA, its mission is to enhance the lives of service members and their families in mind, body, and spirit. Through programs and services that are relevant to the unique challenges of military life, the ASY strengthens the military community. The ASY San Diego is, and always will be, dedicated to making military life easier www.ASYSD.org.