suzanne robotti via Crowdrise
September 10, 2012
Friends and Family:
In my early teens I started joining sports teams and working out. It changed my life. I developed a confidence in my body. I learned how to set goals and achieve them.
I want every kid to have that experience. Working out isn't work - it makes you feel good!
The Westside Y is committed to helping kids and teens learn what I did. I support thier efforts and I hope you do too.
Please come and run October 7th at 9 am! (Sorry the race starts so early, why are races always first thing in the morning???)
If you can't run, please donate to the Westside Y - all the money will go to support the kids and the programs at the Y.
And, finally, please join the Y ! It's a place for the whole family.
See you October 7th!
YMCA of Greater New York wrote -
The Fit for All program is designed to address the NYC growing epidemic of childhood obesity. 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), and certain neighborhoods such as Harlem, where Grosvenor Neighborhood House Y is located, report that 48-49% of the children 6-12 years old are overweight or obese. There is a severe need for this program, which will incorporate physical activity and nutritional education into a program offered at our Y, in a fun and safe environment.
This year's Fit for All 5K race has been bought to you by Univision.