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 schools have participated all five years: Alice Gustafson, Fabyan, Bell-Graham, Fox Ridge, Hampshire, Harrison, Heartland, Hoover Wood, JB Nelson, Mill Creek, Lincoln, Fox Meadow, Norton Creek, Neubert, Parkview, H.C. Storm, Western Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, Geneva Middle School…read more

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

International Walk to School Day

On October 8, 2014, the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium will be sponsoring our Fifth International Walk to School Day in Kane County! Join us in walking to school on October 8th, and your PTO will be eligible to receive $100 through the Making Kane County Fit For Kids Campaign. Register Now! (download registration form) Sponsor Walk…read more

61 Kane County Schools Participated in International Walk to School Day!

  Walk to School Day was a huge success.  Sixty-one Kane County Schools participated, each sponsoring their own event.  In this picture Kane County Board Chairman, Chris Lauzen walks to school with students from Fabyan Elementary School in Geneva.   Across the county, elected officials, police and fire fighters supported the Walk to School Day…read more

Elgin Harvest Market Offering Link Double Value

Starting on June 6, 2013, shoppers paying with Link/EBT cards are eligible for up to $20 in matching funds per week at the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market, thanks to a grant from BMO Harris. 

3rd Annual International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Making Kane County Fit for Kids Presents the 3rd Annual International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012. All children are encouraged to walk and/or bike to school in participating schools within Kane County to promote healthy choices.