New York Marathon – Action for Healthy Kids
It’s been a quiet start to summer here on the blog, but that’s about to change. The first order of business, the New York Marathon.
Sure, the race isn’t until November, but when I run the marathon it will be as part of a charity team, Action for Healthy Kids, and it’s time to pass around the hat. Founded in 2002, Action for Healthy Kids works with schools to fight the national epidemic of childhood obesity and poor health.
Their mission— “…is for all schools to provide healthy foods, quality health and physical education, and comprehensive physical activity for all students.”
This is important to us. For seven years Christy and I have been posting our adventures on this website. Our experiences and achievements define us, and they wouldn’t be possible without a healthy lifestyle. So when we continually hear that kids aren’t healthy or are in poor shape, and it’s due in part to inadequate resources, we feel the need to help out.
When children find themselves in poor health at a young age, it can have lasting negative effects, often for the rest of their lives. A healthy physical state leads to a healthy mental state, and is critical to any child’s success. Action for Healthy Kids is working towards that goal.
Compared to some of the running courses we like to take on, the 26-mile distance will actually be the easy part of this. The challenge for me is the $3000 I’ve committed to raising. Please support Action for Healthy Kids and their goal of helping children lead healthier lives. This is not a problem without a solution. It’s actually quite the opposite, and a little bit of generosity can directly affect positive change.
For more information on Action for Healthy Kids, visit their website here.
I ask that you please consider a donation to Action for Healthy Kids. Any support is appreciated.
(NOTE: at the checkout, there is an OPTIONAL processing fee. It is alright to waive that fee, which is between 10%-20% depending on the donation)