Rowan receives $10,000 grant from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey to fund Get FIT Program
Rowan University has received a $10,000 grant from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey to fund the Get FIT program.
Managed by Leslie Spencer, Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Nutrition Science, the program provides fitness and nutrition intervention for both adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
“This grant will enable Rowan University to continue providing exercise and nutrition services to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) in southern New Jersey,” says Spencer. The award will support the exercise and nutrition components of the program, both of which aim to reduce the metabolic and cardiovascular risks associated with this underserved population.
“Despite the documented need, there is no comprehensive exercise and nutrition program in New Jersey for individuals with IDDs and their caregivers. By partnering with community centers, we are able to reach a greater portion of this population with these comprehensive services.”
“We are delighted to partner with Rowan University,” says Larry Altman, Executive Director of the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. “The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is dedicated to supporting charitable organizations making an impact in the lives of people across New Jersey.”
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey promotes health, well-being, and quality of life across our state by supporting charitable community organizations. For more information about the Foundation visit HorizonBlue.com/foundation.