Dear Friends and Family,
Great news! I am finally fulfilling one of my lifelong goals......on April 21, 2014, I will be running in the Boston Marathon! I am honored to be chosen to run with the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA). I will be raising funds for their Youth Fitness Fund 2014. Starting in 2004, the AMAA and the American Running Association realized that the growing epidemic of youth obesity needed to become the main focus in line with their mission: To increase the physical activity levels of all Americans especially our youth. I have a personal goal of raising $4000 for the Youth Fitness Fund. Won't you please consider a donation to this cause and, in turn, help me to reach my personal goal! I appreciate any donation you can provide. You can either donate online or send a check (made out to AMAA) and send to my address below.
Thank you sincerely for your support and gernerosity!
76 Castle Rd. Nahant, MA 01908
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The Problem: Over 30 percent of children ages six to 11 are overweight, 15 percent are obese, and three out of five children ages nine to 13 don't participate in sports or other coached physical activities outside of school. These overweight and unfit children are more likely to remain unhealthy in adulthood and have an increased risk for developing life-threatening medical conditions such as Type II diabetes and heart disease.
The Solution: The American Running Association (ARA) and its medical division, the American Medical Athletic Association, are united in efforts to deter youth obesity in the U.S. and promote higher levels of physical activity for school-age youth. Donations made to ARA and AMAA's Youth Fitness Fund will benefit national RUN A MILE DAYS, held annually in May. Funds will support distribution of free materials such as the 8-week walk/run training schedule and posters, as well as help with onsite activities during the week-long event. To learn more about the program, go to www.runamile.org.
The ARA and AMAA also host an annual cross-country championship for middle schoolers through high school students from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. This event, held in November, is entering its eighth year and has grown to over 500 participants.
Support for the ARA/AMAA Youth Fitness Fund will help expand the organizations' efforts to increase the number of grass-roots youth running events nationwide.
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