BENEFITING: TEEN DIARIES FOUNDATION INC
More than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. While obesity rates have soared among all age groups in this country, obesity is a particularly grave concern for children. Childhood obesity puts nearly one third of America’s youth at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke – conditions usually associated with adulthood.
It’s not too late for our children. Every March (Women's History Month) students, educators, physicians, and parents take a stand and fight back with jumping jacks.
This March, you can help bring the message back to your state, city, school, workplace and home with SWEAT MAKES CENTS.What is Sweat Makes Cents?
Sweat Makes Cents is the Teen Diaries Foundation’s (TDF) fundraiser and childhood obesity awareness campaign. Participants complete as many jumping jacks (September), jumping squats (December), rope jumps (March) as possible, post a short video of themselves in action on social media, and get friends, family, and followers to sponsor 10 cents for each move they complete. For example, 100 jumping jacks, jumping squats, rope jumps, or burpees helps a participant raise $10 for charity! PartIcipants get a great full body workout and TDF uses the money (aka sweat equity) to fund fitness programs for teen girls nationwide and award student scholarships.When is Sweat Makes Cents?
The fundraiser happens during the months of March (Women's History Month), June, September (Childhood Obesity Month), and December! Who participates? Everyone participates! Principals can create a fundraiser page for their school, a fitness instructor can sign up for her class, a football team can kick off their commitment, or you can sign up as an individual. Anyone, at any age, or any gender can show their support!What can you do to help?
Don't want to create a team fundraising page? You can just make a contribution to the cause and/or help recruit sponsors for the organization through social media. Spread the word! Is there a fundraising goal? Our goal is to raise $10,000. With a $20 donation from 500 participants, the Teen Diaries Foundation can raise $10,000 this season to provide 10 college scholarships, support 7 college campuses, and induct 350 female high school students into the Pretty Girls Sweat sisterhood.Where does the money go?
For our Sweat Makes Cents Spring 2016 Jump Rope Challenge, $3,500 provides college scholarships to Teen Reporters in our program who research, create, and publish inspiring and educational content for 9 consecutive months to over 200,000 students that visit PrettyGirlsSweat.com. $1,500 provides fitness program funding to the top performing Pretty Girls Sweat chapters at the following college campuses: Binghamton University, County College of Morris, Fisk University, Howard University, Montclair State University, University at Buffalo, and Temple University. The remaining $5,000 funds fitness programs for over 500 female, high school students in Atlanta, GA. Take a look at the impact we've made in 2013, 2014, and 2015!Who are the winners?
When childhood obesity rates decline, we all win! Your support helps "change" the way girls think about fitness and nutrition. Donors who contribute will be gifted the following:
$10 - Shout out on @PrettyGirlsSweat Instagram page
$25 - Shout out + Pretty Girls Sweat car magnet*
$50 - Shout out + Pretty Girls Sweat key chain lanyard*
$100 - Shout out + Pretty Girls Sweat t-shirt + 2 Year Hearst subscription*
$150+ - Shout out + entered to win 2 round-trip Jet Blue Airline travel vouchers!
*While supplies last
Let's put the FUN in fundraising! Thank you for supporting SWEAT MAKES CENTS! Questions? Contact SMC@teendiariesfoundation.org.