BOISE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Local 6-year-old Reagan Cornwall, who received a grant from the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation to help fund hearing aids for her progressive hearing loss, was named “Pro Cyclist for the Day” at this year’s Downtown Boise Criterium.
UnitedHealthcare’s Pro Cycling Team announced Reagan as the honoree during a pre-race celebration last night. As “Pro Cyclist for the Day,” she was awarded pro cycling gear, including a new bike, helmet and an autographed pro cycling team jersey. She also participated in the pre-race athlete call-ups and rode in the official pace car at the beginning of the race, followed by an on-stage interview with the race announcer.
The surprise announcement was made just before the race began at a pre-race celebration at 10 Barrel Brewery. The recipient, along with her parents and siblings, are active cyclists and participated in the Downtown Boise Criterium.
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About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 14,000 grants valued at over $37 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit www.uhccf.org.