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Touchdowns for Families Week Ten

Despite Loss, Giants light it up for the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and Healthy U
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Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes in a losing cause, but the final score still resulted in a big win in the fight against childhood obesity.

In a game interrupted by a couple of brief power outages, Dallas held off the Giants by a final score of 33-20. Touchdown catches by Tight End Kevin Boss, the official spokesperson for the Touchdowns for Families Program for the 2010-11 season, and Mario Manningham, raised another $1,200 for the Healthy U.  Through Week Ten, more than $17,000 has been raised through the Touchdowns for Family Program, which benefits the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and its Healthy U program.

For their next game, the 6-3 Giants travel down the New Jersey Turnpike to take on conference rival Philadelphia.

Touchdowns for Families Program:
For every touchdown the New York Giants score, Horizon BCBSNJ will donate $250.00 to the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance.  The Alliance will use that money to expand its "Healthy U" initiative, which is the nation's largest after school childhood obesity prevention and education program.  New this year, Horizon BCBSNJ invited its Master Broker companies to participate as well, and 12 have generously pledged an additional $25.00 per touchdown to the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. With the two touchdowns scored this week, the Alliance raised $500 through Horizon and $700 through its Master Brokers, bringing the total raised through Week Nine to $17,400. Tight End Kevin Boss is the Official Spokesperson for the Touchdowns for Families Program this season.

If the New York Giants make the NFL post season, Horizon BCBSNJ will increase its donation to $500.00 for each touchdown that the Giants score in each playoff game.  If the Giants make the championship game Horizon BCBSNJ will increase its donation to $1,000.00 for each touchdown the Giants score. For complete information on "Healthy U," please visit:  www.HorizonBlue.com/HealthyU.    

Through four complete seasons, the Touchdowns for Families program raised $69,000 for charity. You can follow the weekly progress of the Touchdowns for Families program at www.Giants.com/community or on Facebook by searching "Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey."

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