Intersport to bring Do Good Week events to New Orleans, Seattle and Chicago
CHICAGO (Nov. 8, 2018) – Intersport and UnitedHealthcare are bringing Do Good Week events to New Orleans, Seattle and Chicago.
Do Good Week, the first and only week-long movement that actively encourages people to demonstrate kindness and compassion, is set to take place Nov. 11-17. Throughout the week people across the country are invited to share their positive stories on social media using the hashtag #DoGoodWeek.
What started as an effort by Intersport and UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” volunteer initiative to change the social media conversation for one week in 2016, has expanded to a social and experiential movement to inspire kindness, give back and promote good news.
“Intersport is honored to work alongside UnitedHealthcare again this year to celebrate and inspire kindness during Do Good Week,” said Shannon Dan, Executive Vice President, Intersport. “What started as a way of infusing kindness into social conversation has truly become a movement, and we look forward to growing this effort and its impact for years to come.”
“Do Good Week and our ‘Do Good. Live Well.’ initiative draw from what we’ve learned from our ‘Doing Good is Good For You’ study, which showed when you do something good for another person, it can benefit your health,” said Shannon Loecher, UnitedHealthcare Director of Social Responsibility. “Imagine the intrinsic benefits and profound impact we can have on our communities if everyone comes together to focus on doing good for one week”
Now in its third year, Do Good Week will be brought to life in its biggest year yet through activities aimed at inspiring kindness and making a difference in New Orleans, Seattle and Chicago.
On the heels of Veterans Day, and to thank those who have served, UnitedHealthcare volunteers and the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame Wide Receive Michael Lewis are teaming up Monday, Nov. 12 at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home to emcee a talent show.
“Our veterans have been asking to do a talent show for a while, so they are thrilled to see this request come to life thanks to some very kind volunteers in honor of Do Good Week,” said Sonya Hebert, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home Activities Director. “We have some veterans who are singers, dancers and even poets, who have been preparing their talents for a few months now in anticipation of this talent show. They’re going to have so much fun!”
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, UnitedHealthcare employees in Seattle, with award-winning Chef Holly Smith of Café Juanita, will volunteer at Mary’s Place, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will help prepare the day’s meals for the Women’s Day Center and help package pantry starter kits for families who have recently been placed into housing.
“I am excited to work with the ‘Do Good. Live Well.’ volunteers and everyone at Mary’s place to create a healthy and dynamic meal for the shelter in honor of Do Good Week,” said Smith. “I care deeply about helping ensure everyone have access to wholesome meals. I have long admired Mary’s place and feel fortunate to be able to help.”
Do Good Week will wrap up Friday, Nov. 16 in Chicago where citygoers will be treated to random acts of kindness. Chicagoans should keep their eyes peeled for Do Good Week volunteers and local celebrities as they visit local businesses and landmarks throughout the day to hand out gifts and pay it forward.
Everyone is encouraged to join the movement to spread good during Do Good Week. Get involved by volunteering with a non-profit, buy a stranger a coffee, hide a Kindness Rock or take care of an elderly neighbor’s lawn. Then, share that positive story on social media using #DoGoodWeek.
Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports, lifestyle, culinary and entertainment-based marketing platforms. With expertise in Sponsorship Consulting, Experiential Marketing, Hospitality, Retail Engagement, Content Marketing, Productions and Property Creation, this Chicago-based Marketing & Media Solutions Company helps its clients engage consumers with compelling ideas, content and experiences. To learn more about Intersport, visit www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.
CONTACT: Samantha Cannon, Intersport, (314) 315-0096