ABOUT US

ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

Childhood Obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century and affects 42 million children worldwide. According to WHO (World Health Organization), 70 million young children will be overweight or obese by 2025. If this trend continues, we are facing the first generation that could live less than their parents. Gasol Foundation has been working since 2013 to reverse this trend, reduce Childhood Obesity rates and improve the quality of life for children and their families.

Obesity affects the immediate health, educational level and quality of life in children. Children with obesity are more likely to remain obese in adulthood and are at risk for cardiovascular disease associated with an increased likelihood of premature death and disability.
Always committed to the health of children, and after years of collaborating with several organizations such as Unicef, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the seriousness of Childhood Obesity at a worldwide level led Pau and Marc Gasol, NBA players and All-Stars, to found Gasol Foundation in 2013.

Gasol Foundation works to reduce Childhood Obesity rates and focuses all its energy and resources on promoting and transmitting healthy lifestyles amongst today’s youth through our programs, activities, and initiatives both in Spain and the United States. Through the key involvement of family and educators, our programs promote children ‘s knowledge, attitudes and habits for their full development.

HISTORY

MISSION

Gasol Foundation works to reduce childhood obesity rates through the promotion of sports and physical activity, healthy eating, sleep quality, and the emotional well-being of children, adolescents and their families in the United States and Spain.

THE CHALLENGE

Our aim is to live in a world in which all boys and girls enter adulthood physically and mentally equipped to live fruitful and healthy lives, full of opportunities.

OUR APPROACH

We believe that a multisectoral, transversal and coordinated approach is indispensable. The implication, work and joint commitment of all individuals in society is vital to prevent Childhood Obesity.

THE FOUNDATION’S BOARD

The foundation’s board is made up of prestigious representatives from the field of sports, medicine and social innovation among others. People who, along with our technical team, contribute with their dedication and effort so that the Gasol Foundation’s mission is strengthened in their daily work and in their interventions.

PAU GASOL

President

MARC GASOL

VICE PRESIDENT

VALENTÍ FUSTER

BOARD MEMBER

JOAN ROCA

BOARD MEMBER
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ANTONI VILANOVA

SECRETARY