BENEFITING: AMERICAN RUNNING ASSOCIATION
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
I'm raising money to run the 2013 Boston Marathon with the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA), an organization committed to fighting against youth obesity through youth fitness programming (think the mile run in PE but on a national scale --pretty legit).
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.