Atkins Foundation Donates Another $10 Million To Fight Disease, Obesity

Filed under: Atkins Diet — @ January 26, 2007

Atkins pledged money to Pat Crawford and her researchers at UC Berkeley

In an official presentation at the 2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference in Anaheim, CA on Wednesday night, The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation agreed to pledge $10 million to the Center For Weight And Health at the University of California-Berkeley for research into eradicating childhood obesity.

The center’s co-founder Pat Crawford was thrilled by the donation from the widow of the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins and agreed to rename the center the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health as a small gesture of her appreciation for the much-needed funds.

“What distinguishes our center is our focus on the prevention of pediatric obesity, and we are so grateful that the Atkins Foundation is supportive of that,” she said. “With this pledge, we’ll be able to continue the important work we’ve been doing to help reverse the troubling epidemic of childhood obesity in this country.”

Veronica Atkins couldn’t be happier with the work being done by the researchers at UC Berkeley.

“The center at UC Berkeley is a tribute to my husband’s belief in the power of influencing public health outcomes, particularly in the battle against obesity,” Veronica Atkins stated at the obesity conference on Wednesday evening. “On behalf of the Atkins Foundation, I am proud to partner with a center as active and accomplished as Berkeley’s, and excited to support the ongoing advances of its outstanding researchers.”

Click here to read more about this extraordinary $10 million pledge made by the Atkins Foundation to UC Berkeley and what it will mean for the validation of the low-carb lifestyle in the coming decades.


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