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Charities Challenge RxExercise Ambassador to Disney World Marathon 2014

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BENEFITING: Charities Challenge

EVENT DATE: Jan 12, 2014

Don Soule


Meredith and I are very excited to share our newest adventure as RxExercise Ambassadors to the Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon on January 11-12, 2014 !!


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 mission:  To Improve Health/Fitness, Reduce Health Risks, and Enhance Disease Management via Goal-oriented RxExercise Training Programs, Engaging Events & Active Partnerships.  Throughout the year CC produces about 20 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, back pain, shoulder pain and the battle of obesity (55 lbs lost so far), multiple surgeries and 2  hospitalizations for Hyperglycemia.  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 150 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 Disney World Marathon will be my 31st Marathon since losing over 100lbs in 2005.


Both Meredith and I are now happier and healthier because of our Charities Challenge volunteering work and RxExercise.  We are honored to be RxExercise Ambassadors to the Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon in January 2014.  I will be doing the Goofy Challenge which is running the Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on Saturday morning and the Full Marathon (26.2 miles) the next morning because lets face it:  I'm Goofy!!


Meredith wanted to do the 5K but unfortunately it filled too quickly this year for her to get in so she will be there as an RxExercise Ambassador supporting the rest of the Charities Challenge Team of Goofy runners.   Meredith and I will also be celebrating our 26th Wedding Anniversary (we’ll arrive in Disney the day before 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 2013 or the start of 2014. 


We encourage you to learn more about CC and RxExercise at 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. 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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