The Partnership for a Healthier America's (PHA) Fit to Celebrate Gala is taking place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in Washington, DC at Dock 5. We are looking forward to celebrating with special attendees including prominent philanthropists, celebrities, PHA board members, PHA Ambassadors, business leaders, and other PHA supporters. We will be presenting PHA's second annual Catalyst for Change awards which will celebrate the leaders who have played a major role in helping ensure that all children are at a healthy weight. Similar to last year, the evening will have a physical activity focus with elements like Fitness Flair attire, featuring athletic wear and sports teams. We are excited to welcome special guests: hip-hop artist and member of Run DMC, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, US Olympic Champion and television host, Summer Sanders, and multi-platinum recording artist and actress, Jordin Sparks. 

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2016 Fit to Celebrate Gala!

PHA is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develops strategies to end childhood obesity. Most importantly, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased, third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making to show everyone what can be achieved when we all work together.

Founded in 2010 in conjunction with – but independent from –Let’s Move!, PHA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity advocates. Supporting our effort is our honorary chair Former First Lady Michelle Obama, alongside our honorary vice-chairmen The Honorable William H. Frist, MD, and US Senator Cory A. Booker. 

We will be hosting a live auction the evening of the gala with 4 amazing items featuring once in a lifetime experiences. If you are unable to attend the event, you can still bid on the items by placing a proxy bid via the 501 Auctions website. A PHA representative, the evening of the event, will bid on your behalf. Please follow the instructions below to place a proxy bid: 

1.) Please go visit and register with 501 Auctions. You must fill in all information including credit card details. You will not be able to place a proxy bid without entering credit card information. 
2.) Once you have completed the registration process, click on the "Live" link under Categories on the left side of the website. This will allow you to view all of the live auction items. 
3.) If you would like to place a proxy bid for a specific item, click on the name of the item. 
4.) Click "Place Proxy Bid", and enter the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the item. 
5.) Click "Submit Bid" to finalize your participation in the live auction. 

The silent auction will open on Wednesday October 25th at 12:00pm and remain open until 9:00pm November 1st (the evening of the event). New items will be added regularly, so be sure to take a look and decide what you will be bidding on!

If you are interested in donating an item to either auction, please contact Rachel Yost at or 202-864-6051.