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AMAA YOUTH FUND TEAM 2015

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THE STORY:

I am so excited to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon on behalf of the AMAA's Youth Fitness Fund!

I was not a fan of physical activity as a child.  In fact, I failed the Presidential Fitness Test at least 3 or 4 times.  It wasn't until I faced health problems a couple years ago that I became interested in fitness.

Last winter, a dear friend suggested I try running and asked if I would be interested in keeping him company for a portion of one of his Boston Marathon training runs.  I was hooked!  A few months later, as I stood at the 2014 finish line, I decided that I had to run it in 2015.

Running has given me happiness, confidence, and a sense of purpose.  Although I can't go back in time and tell my younger self about it, I hope to encourage young people to give it a try.

Thank you for your support - I am so grateful.

 

AMERICAN MEDICAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION wrote -

BENEFITTING AMAA's YOUTH FITNESS FUND
 

For the 2015 "RUN the Boston Marathon® with AMAA" program, we've partnered with CrowdRise to encourage AMAA members to unite and fundraise for our 2014-2015 Youth Fitness Fund. Just imagine the impact our group of medical and health professionals can have when harnessed to send a fitness message to the community in a fun and compelling way!
 

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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To This Fundraiser

$5,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $1,642.80

  • Stella

    $50

  • Dan Lieberman

    $100

  • Matt

    $100

  • Mom & Dad

    $1,343

  • Elaine and Leon Cohn

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Eileen Sideways

    $58

  • Anonymous

     

  • HBX Friend

    $50

  • John Schall

    $50

  • Meg & Randy Burkes

    $75

  • Kristina Purcell

    $30

  • Jane Pickering

    $100

  • Marie & Joseph Lanfair

    $50

  • Julie

    $50

  • Jim Money

     

  • Colleen, Chris and Michael

    $54

  • Linda Barth

    $50

  • Gordon Forden

    $365

  • John Schall

    $50

  • Youngme

    $200

  • Miriam

    $30

  • Nick Teti

    $26.20

  • CJ

    $50

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100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $379,449 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Andrew Quint

Amount Raised

$7,004

 

140% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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David Durrett

Amount Raised

$6,300

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Anna Dolan

Amount Raised

$6,050

 

121% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Daniel Yue

Amount Raised

$5,865

 

117% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Daniel Gilday

Amount Raised

$5,790

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Scott Phillips

Amount Raised

$5,776

 

116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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John Macropoulos

Amount Raised

$5,728

 

115% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Chris Cannell

Amount Raised

$5,620

 

112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

CJ

CJ

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Nick Teti

Nick Teti

DONATION: $26.20

2 years ago

Miriam

Miriam

DONATION: $30

Go Kate!! 2 years ago

Youngme

Youngme

DONATION: $200

Go Kate!!! I'll be cheering for you!! 2 years ago

John Schall

John Schall

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Gordon Forden

Gordon Forden

DONATION: $365

2 years ago

Linda Barth

Linda Barth

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Katie! This is wonderful and I am proud of you. 2 years ago

Colleen, Chris and Michael

Colleen, Chris and Michael

DONATION: $54

Go Katie!! So proud of you, you are going to kill it! 2 years ago

Jim Money

Jim Money

I still owe you... 2 years ago

Julie

Julie

DONATION: $50

3 years ago