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December 30, 2012

The way heart disease runs in my family, I don’t believe I would be alive today without Running RxExercise.  See more
Don Soule

THE STORY:

Meredith and I are very excited to share our newest advernture as RxExercise Ambassadors to the Maui Oceanfront Marathon and 5K on January 20, 2013 !!

As you may already know, we have been very active with Charities Challenge (CC) for several years.  CC is a non-profit organization, which has as its misson:  To Improve Health/Fitness, Reduce Health Risks, and Enhance Disease Management via Goal-oriented RxExercise Training Programs, Engaging Events & Activer Partnerships.

Throughout the year CC produces more than 25 RxExercise run/walk events in the Twin Cities, serving over 5,000 individuals and families with rewarding exercise experiences at which we’ve been leading volunteers and occasionally racing.

What is so rewarding about CC’s leaders and volunteers is the effective encouragement and recognition they provide to so many others through special events and RxExercise programs.  At events, from the first place finisher to the last walker, ages from 5-87, apparently healthy or health-challenged, we see all participants as winners because everyone is benefiting from their own RxExercise.

Meredith and I have learned well from our own physical struggles how vital exercise is for managing our health challenges.

Meredith has struggled with health challenges of diabetes, bi-polar disorder, chronic leg and back pain, the battle of obesity (55 lbs lost so far), multiple surgeries and 2 recent hospitalizations for Hypercalcimia.  By participating with CC mostly as a volunteer, she has learned to face her challenges with action.   She’s seen first-hand how RxExercise has improved her health, especially her bi-polar struggles.

I have had my share of health issues to overcome as well, challenges like high blood pressure, obesity (lost 140 lbs), back surgery, and a pacemaker. The way heart disease runs in my family, I don’t believe I would be alive today without Running RxExercise.  The Maui Oceanfront Marathon will be my 25th Marathon since losing over 100lbs in 2005.

Both Meredith and I are now happier and healthier because of our Charities Challeng volunteering work and RxExercise.  We are honored to be RxExercise Ambassadors to the Maui Oceanfront Marathon and 5K next month.

Meredith will be doing the 5K, and I will be running the Marathon.   Meredith and I will also be celebrating our 25thWedding Anniversary (we’ll arrive in Maui 1 week after our anniversary date)

Your tax-deductible donation to CC in our honor will help support CC’s RxExercise Mission/Events and Programs, programs like our inspiring RxExercise Ambassadorship. 

Please join our “CC Support Team” and consider a donation to Charities Challenge at the close of 2012 or the start of 2013.  

We encourage you to learn more about CC and RxExercise at www.CharitiesChallenge.org and better yet, come walk, run, or for even more fun, join us volunteering at any CC Event. For visual evidence of the Power of RxExercise to improve lives and relationships, view great slide shows with events' thematic music from the races on the CC web site where you'll see the "Miles of Smiles" that come upon everyone's faces as they run or walk a 5K.  http://www.charitieschallenge.org/cceventphotos/2012 Charities Challenge Highlights - Miles of Smiles/1/med/CCSHARErunners.htm

We are honored, and happier-healthier, to be RxExercise Ambassadors.  Thanks in advance for whatever amount you contribute as part of our “CC Support Team”!

Because there is NO CURE for all the ills associated with lack of exercise…except RxExercise!

Don & Meredith Soule

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  • Ken Wendling

    $25

  • Barb & Steve Moeller

    $25

  • Andy & Suzy Webster

    $50

  • Danny Gerber

    $20

  • Donna DeMatteo

    $50

  • Kathy Pugaczewski

    $25

  • Erin M Clark

    $20

  • Mary Pat Flynn

    $25

  • Daryl & Katie Jones

    $50

  • Jeanne DeMartino

    $50

  • Terry Moore

    $50

  • Andrew Hanselman

    $10

  • Chuck & Molly Officer

    $25

  • Don & Meredith Soule

    $100

  • Tom Walski

    $20

  • Linda Shaw

    $100

  • Rachel Bishop

    $25

  • Erin & James Clark

    $20

  • PhilMan

    $100

  • Jim & Bunny Gangl

    $50

  • Dawn Hart

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  • Bob Holdway

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26% Raised of$4,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,700 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Don Soule

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Chris Hesse-Withbroe

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Charities Challenge

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Donor Comments

Bob Holdway

Bob Holdway

DONATION: $100

Sounds like a great opportunity to go to Maui ! Hope you had a great run. --Bob Holdway, Fellow Global Hero, 2012 6 years ago

Dawn Hart

Dawn Hart

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Jim & Bunny Gangl

Jim & Bunny Gangl

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

PhilMan

PhilMan

DONATION: $100

Way to inspire folks my friend!! 6 years ago

Erin & James Clark

Erin & James Clark

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Rachel Bishop

Rachel Bishop

DONATION: $25

Don, So glad to have met you! You are an inspiration - keep running!!! 6 years ago

Linda Shaw

Linda Shaw

DONATION: $100

The best to you and Meredith in Maui! 6 years ago

Don & Meredith Soule

Don & Meredith Soule

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Tom Walski

Tom Walski

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Andrew Hanselman

Andrew Hanselman

DONATION: $10

6 years ago