Empowering Change through Healthy Opportunities

Who We Are:

       

Empowering Change through Healthy Opportunities, (ECHO) is a not-for-profit organization that provides individuals and families with educational programs and recreational activities to promote greater health and fitness.

Take a moment to think about your health:

 

78% of Americans do not meet basic activity level recommendations, 58 million Americans are overweight, 40 million are obese and 3 million are morbidly obese. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of health conditions and diseases including: Breast Cancer, Coronary Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Gallbladder Disease, Osteoarthritis, Colon Cancer, Hypertension and Stroke. Over the last ten years the percent of unhealthy families in the United States has increased. In the Metropolitan Milwaukee area, one in five children is considered overweight. With the generosity and commitment of people like you, ECHO is working towards changing these statistics one step at a time.

Upcoming Events:

Parent's night out!

Join us May 2nd and May 3rd

Hosted by Midwest Penguins and ECHO

 

Parents we hope you might put together a team or two and have fun in this event.  It promises to be a huge success again this year.  Last year we had 32 teams participate and with the popularity of the event, multiple teams traveling post season we have extended the event to two nights.

 

View last year's fun here:  www.midwestpenguins.com on the home page

 

Direct link to the show is:  http://www.kizoa.com/slideshow/d4627880k1939746o2/big-ball-bash-thank-you

 

Sign up your teams no later than 4/18, sooner the better. Link to information and registration form is below.