CAMDEN, NJ — Cooper’s Ferry Partnership received a $50,000 grant from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to fund its “Get Healthy Camden” program.

"Over the past few years, we have been able to dramatically increase our community engagement and health programming by leveraging resources from generous funders like Horizon. We can’t thank them enough for their support and vision,” Kris Kolluri, CEO of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, said. “This grant will allow us to continue our important work to help Camden residents improve their physical and mental health, especially in reducing obesity.”

Cooper’s Ferry has proposed to expand the reach of both Get Healthy Camden and its parks initiatives for 2020 by interweaving their programming in a strategic way. 

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Parks provide significant and measurable health benefits, offering opportunities for physical activity, a soothing green environment, and social interaction, and they will serve as a logical location for much of next year’s Get Healthy programming.

“Horizon is pleased to support the important work being done by Cooper’s Ferry Partnership to get Camden healthy,” said Jonathan R. Pearson, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

“The Get Healthy Camden program aligns with Horizon’s commitment to helping our members access the resources they need to manage their health. We are improving the health of the communities we serve by helping people get active and learn more about the importance of a balanced diet," Pearson said.