More than 100 volunteers, led by Chelsea Clinton, came together Sunday for the Clinton Foundation Day of Action in Palm Springs, California. The group helped foster health and well-being by beautifying a park and planting fruit trees for a community orchard at the James O. Jessie Desert Highland Community Center.
“I’m a new mom,” said Clinton. “And I didn’t know that I could care any more about the issues that I care about – like health and wellness – until I became a mother and until I had a daughter.” Founded by Chelsea Clinton in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Clinton Foundation Day of Action program seeks to create service opportunities and mobilize thousands of volunteers to give back to their communities.
The event precedes Monday’s fourth annual Clinton Foundation Health Matters Activation Summit, where leaders in the fields of health and wellness collaborate on innovative approaches to solving the health challenges facing our nation. Both the Day of Action and Health Matters Activation Summit take place as part of the health and wellness events surrounding the Humana Challenge golf tournament.