Jacqueline Buck-Horton via Crowdrise
March 06, 2012
When I turned 50 years old I created a bucket list of things I wanted to accomplish before I leave this earth. One of my lifelong goals was to run a marathon while it seemed too daunting. I'm settling for a half marathon and I'm 10 weeks in to the training and I'm doing very well. Summary of runs in clude 12.62 miles on 3/25, 6 miles 3/28, 8.3 miles on 4/1. Also when I found out I could do it while raising money to Empower Kids Through Fitness, its wasn't just about me anymore; it's about a much bigger, more worthwhile cause." Any support is appreicated.
DEAD LINE IS APRIL 13, 2012 FOR DONATIONS
GO! ST. LOUIS wrote -
Win a Family Fun package ($100 gift card to Subway, 4 passes to The Magic House, and $20 gift card to Maggie Moo's Ice Cream & Treatery)
Sweepstakes begins March 26nd, 2012, 2012 at 9:00am EST
Sweepstakes ends April 1st, 2012 at 11:59pm EST
How to win: Donate $14 to GO! St. Louis Team for Kids for chance to win Family Fun Package!
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GO! St. Louis Team for Kids is the official charity team for GO! St. Louis. This exciting new team will help you train for a race at the 2012 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend®, while raising funds to help us in our mission to fight the raising rate of youth obesity.
The GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon program encourages children in grades K- 8 to be reading proficient, physically fit and community minded by challenging them to READ 26 books, RIGHT the community with 26 good deeds, and RUN 26.2 miles over a six month period. It is a standards-based, sustainable, enrichment program that endorses and supports existing school curriculum. In 2012, more than 22,000 students from 250 schools are participating.
Students on the GO!, a program for high school students, targets at risk kids in St. Louis and provides them with an opportunity to focus on accomplishing a challenging goal of running the April GO! St. Louis Half Marathon. The program engages them to experience the benefits of goal setting, discipline, teamwork, improved health and a feeling of accomplishment in a positive environment. In 2012, approximately 150 – 175 students from eight schools will cross the Finish Line!