Rush-Copley Foundation Joins Consortium

Rush-Copley Foundation joins the Funders’ Consortium

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Healthy Heart Exhibit at the SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora

Carmen Kaufman, Physician Assistant with Fox Valley Cardiovascular Consultants, and Alex Pope, VP & Chief Development Office at Rush-Copley Medical Center, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony with children at SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora.  The event marked the opening of the new interactive Healthy Heart Exhibit.  This fun display shows children how to…read more

Let’s Move Elgin 5k!

Be sure to register for this year’s Let’s Move Elgin 5k in September! Come for the 5k walk/run, kids’ fun run, free health expo, music, & food!               For more information visit

Farmer’s Market Season is Here!

Check out our events calendar for farmer’s markets near YOU!        


The purpose of this request is to identify an individual qualified to establish and strengthen relationships to increase fund development and sponsorship cultivation for the Making Kane County Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium. The successful candidate will enter an agreement with the Kane County Health Department, a Consortium member organization, who will provide day to day oversight for the…read more

Grant Funding Available

Funding The Kane County Health Department, in partnership with the Making Kane Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium,  is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding to support implementation of the Fit Kids 2020 Plan to reduce childhood obesity in Kane County. The Consortium includes the United Way of Elgin, Community Foundation of the Fox…read more

2014 Walk to School Day a Success

Sixty Kane County Schools participated in International Walk to School Day on October 8, 2014.  This marks the fifth year the Funders’ Consortium has sponsored Walk to School Day.  Thanks to our sponsors, Elgin Parks and Recreation and City of Aurora for their support.

Congratulations to our “Walk to School Champions”

The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium  has sponsored International Walk to School Day for five years.  The following elementary schools have participated all five years: Fabyan, Bell-Graham, Fox Ridge, Hampshire, Harrison, Heartland, Hoover Wood, JB Nelson, Mill Creek, Neubert, Parkview, Storm, Western, Westfield

Rush-Copley Foundation Joins Consortium

Press ReleaseFebruary 5, 2015 The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium is pleased to announce that Rush-Copley Foundation is joining the Leadership Board of the Consortium.  The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium is private-public partnership established to support the comprehensive, coordinated, community-based initiatives needed to make Kane County “Fit for Kids” and implement the Fit Kids…read more

Many schools have extended Walk to School Day

Walk to School Week with different events each day Walk to School Month with students tracking their walking and biking days for incentives Incentives can be simple; The Golden Shoe Award-spray paint an old sneaker gold, and let the classroom or grade that has the most walkers/bikers, display the award for the day/week. Distribute Fit for Kids…read more

Police and Fire Departments have also supported Walk to School Day

In Batavia, the Fire Department escorted students and parents to school from a near-by park.