“This partnership with Humana brings us one step closer to achieving our vision of having a great place to play within walking distance for every child in America,” said Darell Hammond, Founder and CEO of KaBOOM! “These playgrounds truly offer something for everyone, and provide a space for people of all generations to interact and get some great exercise.”Based in part on the success of their 2011 campaign during which eight playgrounds were built in eight cities in eight weeks, Humana and the Humana Foundation entered a three-year alliance with KaBOOM! in 2012. By the end of 2014, Humana, the Humana Foundation and KaBOOM! will have teamed up to build more than 50 playgrounds across the U.S. Additionally, the Humana Foundation is the lead sponsor of KaBOOM!’s Playful Cities USA initiative, a program honoring cities and towns that make play a priority and use innovative approaches to get children active, playing and healthy. The Foundation is also partnering with KaBOOM! to fund a multi-year research study to assess the connection between access to quality playspaces and well-being. About Humana Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships. More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:
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About KaBOOM!KaBOOM! is the national nonprofit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most. Children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation, a fact that is having disastrous consequences on their health, achievement levels, and overall well-being. Social entrepreneur Darell Hammond founded non-profit KaBOOM! in 1996 in Washington, D.C. with a vision of creating a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America because children need to play actively every day at home, in school and in their communities. Since then, KaBOOM! has mapped over 90,000 places to play, built more than 2,300 playgrounds, and successfully advocated for play policies in hundreds of cities across the country. KaBOOM! also provides communities with online tools to self-organize and take action to support play on both a local and national level. Hammond chronicles the founding of the organization and the importance of the cause of play in his The New York Times Best Seller KaBOOM!: A Movement to Save Play, now out in paperback. The book details how businesses and communities can work together to save play for children across the country. All author proceeds support KaBOOM!. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! also has an office in San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.