On a mission to promote health and wellness for the children in my community. Read on to learn more...
Here we go again! On another training and fundraising campaign in an effort to support Growing Places. This year our team, Going Paces for Growing Places, will be training for the Newburyport Half Marathon in October.
As you may recall, last year we had a tremendously success event, both financially and personally. As a team we raised over $16,000!
Each year more and more children in our country struggle to find the opportunity for movement and play. Today's children are faced with fewer opportunities to play outside, climb trees, use their bodies and muscles in ways that we did when we were children. The statistics relating to early childhood illnesses are sobering and a motivating factor for me to be a healthy role model for my children.
Growing Places exists to provide quality care, education and play for children ages 6 weeks to 10 years. It also looks to hire the best and brightest teachers who continually seek continuing education in the field of early childhood development and understand the importance of learning through play and physical movement.
Growing Places recognizes the importance and necessity of including more curriculum for health and wellness activities. I am trying to be a role model for their efforts by making a commitment to get healthy myself, and training for this race is the first step!
My role is to raise awareness for health and wellness for the children in my community. As participantw, we pledge to raise at least $1500 by the time I run the Newburyport Half Marathon in October.
100% of every dollar raised will go directly to children's programing and materials directly related to health and wellness.
I hope you can join me on this journey by making a donation to my campaign. Your donation is tax deductible, and no donation is too small.
Thank you in advance for your love and support. This is an exciting time and I hope you will be able to support me in my efforts to make a difference for kids. I will be thinking of you and kids around the world as I train and ultimately cross the finish line in October.
Your friend in training,
P.S. We've had an amazing response to our recruiting efforts. Going Places for Growing Places is 24 runners strong with a combined fundraising goal of $20,000!
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