As most know, I’ve been running for about 3 and 1/2 years. I’ve been loving the healthier lifestyle. Running for me really came about from one person… my sister, Denise. She encouraged me that I could get off the couch and run and… have fun! Well, it’s time to give back.
My company, Active Network, has a Charity Challenge program where we raise money for a worthy cause. We chose the charity of Girls on the Run to encourage girls of all ages that they can do whatever they desire. Nothing like supporting a program that got me into running.
The objective of Girls on the Run is to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. At risk activities include substance/alcohol use, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
I’m not crazy about asking for money since I know people are strapped during these crazy times, but any little amount will help tremendously. $5, $10, $25… you get the point. :) You can donate to this cause in my name at http://bit.ly/RunMarkRun.
I really believe in this program and am looking forward to running in honor of it on Sunday, September 25th at a race that celebrates women racing – Heels & Hills & Him Half Marathon.
Thanks for your support!