In response to requests from Optimist Clubs and recognizing the broad range of childhood health-related issues, Optimist International and our Foundations are excited to announce the Childhood Health & Wellness Program.

The Childhood Health & Wellness Program will build on the highly successful Childhood Cancer Campaign to expand our impact. Clubs and Districts will now have the opportunity to initiate projects and services to improve the quality of life for children in their communities across a broader spectrum of needs.

Childhood Health & Wellness will include four focus areas (not limited to the examples below):

  • Healthy Lifestyles

                Child Obesity, Healthy Eating, Physical Fitness, Happy Heart Advice,
                March of Dimes

  • Chronic Diseases

                Childhood Cancer, Juvenile Diabetes, HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular
                Dystrophy, Sickle Cell Anemia

  • Mental Health

                Depression, Bullying, Abuse

  • Disabilities

                Physical, Intellectual & Developmental (Autism, Special Olympics)