Hello Friends & Family:
Aaron, Noah, Naomi and I thank you for visiting our crowdrise page. As many of you know, last year was the first time we participated in the West Side YMCA's 5K run. This year is more special because the race is happening on Naomi's 2nd birthday - Oct 25.
We will spend part of our day in support of a great cause - raisng funds to support programs aimed at childhood obesity prevention. Did you know:
- In a study of more than 600,000 students conducted during the 2007-2008 school year, more than 21% of NYC school age children were considered obese and another 19% were classified as overweight.
- Compared with children nationwide, NYC children are more likely to be obese or overweight (5.5% higher than the national average).
But more importantly .. you can do something about it!! Help us, help the Y by donating to our fundraiser. The funds will support programs at the West Side Y which incorporate physical activity and nutritional education, in a fun and safe environment.
Thanks in advance.