BOISE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Local five-year-old Claire Jensen, a UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grant recipient, was named “Pro Cyclist for the Day” at this year’s Twilight Criterium in downtown Boise.
UnitedHealthcare’s pro cycling team introduced Jensen as the honoree during a pre-race celebration. 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 onstage interview with the race announcer.
Jensen’s grant helped fund speech therapy the past two years. She, her parents and siblings, are all active cyclists and participated in the Downtown Boise Criterium.
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 15,000 grants valued at over $40 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.
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