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Mos Def and Susan Sarandon team up to fight fat kids

Posted by: Ted Mann - Posted in Mos Def, Pound Ridge, Susan Sarandon on Jul 30, 2007


This coming September, Pound Ridge’s Sarandon and rapper-turned-thespian Mos Def will be presiding over the 4th Annual Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo in NYC as honorary co-chairs. As event founder Vincent Ferguson put it, “With their support [Def and Sarandon], we hope to bring more attention to the fact that 1 in 3 children born since 2000 will get diabetes according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Children will lose 3 to 5 years off of their lives because of obesity. This is a call to action.”

The event will involve over 5,000 children, and will get them involved in lots of free activities, including 25 sports, nutritional classes, and admiring the chiseled, fat-free jawbones of the honorary co-chairs.

“Mos Def, Susan Sarandon Help Kids Slim Down” [Hip Hop Elements]

(AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)