ATLANTA — It is shocking to learn that today’s urban children only average a paltry 30 minutes of sunlight per day. That’s why it was a very fruitful return to her hometown for Grammy-winning songstress Kelly Rowland. Though she was raised in Houston, Rowland was born in Atlanta and she thoroughly enjoyed immersing herself in outdoor activities with the elementary schoolchildren.
The former Destiny’s Child member and rising actress is the national spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Club of America, and she collaborated with Claritin to help renovate the playground for the Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club of Atlanta at the Bellwood Club location on the city’s westside.
It was also a prime opportunity for Rowland, 35, and Bayer’s Consumer Health Division, the makers of Claritin, to promote the outdoors and demonstrate how Vitamin D from the ultraviolet sunrays helps to counter the frustrating impact of allergies, which Rowland suffers from. Together with Rowland, a long-time Boys & Girls Clubs supporter, the makers of Claritin have funded the makeover of outdoor spaces at Clubs in three cities across the country, including Atlanta.
Dr. Jonathan Field, the clinical allergist and member of the Claritin C.L.E.A.R. Council, made the trip from New York to Atlanta for the event coordinated by Stephanie Ross of Edelman. Field was there to elucidate the need for children to spend more time outdoors to counteract the allergies, as well as how seasonal allergy irritations and symptoms can be easily managed with Claritin.