The Monty Betham ‘Steps for Life’ Foundation is a not-for-profit registered incorporated charity. It was established in 2010 to support our youth in the drive against obesity. Currently, 1 in 9 New Zealand children are obese with 1 in 5 overweight. Obesity is the main modifiable driver of the type 2 diabetes epidemic and a significant factor for other diseases such as cardiovascular disease, ischaemic stroke and several common cancers. Obesity in childhood and adolescence is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in adulthood.
The Heart Foundation is New Zealand’s heart charity, leading the fight against our country’s single biggest killer – heart disease. We rely on the generosity and goodwill of people like you to support our work.