Scientist Makes Tracks
Dr. Mark Alexander is an epidemiologist concerned about more than facts and figures.
Studies show that one third of American children are overweight and at risk for developing health problems. Moreover, those in minority communities have few resources to assist them. Dr. Alexander decided to do something.
In 2002 Dr. Alexander began a track program at an elementary school in Oakland, California, that didn’t even have a track. Even on weekends, he and his volunteers taught youngsters better eating habits – and encouraged them to have a positive attitude. The results are impressive. The students are getting in shape, eating healthier and even improving their grades.
Vonncile Harris, a mother of three, says, “Regardless of what is going on in their home or in school or just around them, he brings them in and makes them feel like they are wanted.”
You can change someone’s life for the better if you try.
Do not neglect to do good. (Hebrews 13:16)
Blessed Trinity, guide me in using my talents to assist others in improving their lives.