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Josh Kraft to accept award on behalf of NFL

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  April 19, 2010 08:26 PM

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play-60.jpgJosh Kraft, the president of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, will accept an award this week on behalf of the NFL's 32 owners and their focus on youth health through its Play 60 initiative.

Kraft will receive the Eugene T. Davidson MD Award for Public Service from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, given to "an organization, healthy professional or individual layperson for outstanding contributions to advancing the mission of the AACE in providing quality health care for patients with endocrine diseases and for the betterment of public health."

NFL Play 60 was selected because of its promotion of healthy lifestyles among youth in America. The league is the first sports organization to receive the honor.

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