Thank you so much for checking out my fundraising page! I'm honored to be a part of Team BIDMC and to be running to support Bowdoin Street's Healthy Champions Program. As you might know, staying fit and healthy is an incredibly important part of my life--learning to love running has fundamentally changed who I am and how I interact with the world. After qualifying to run this year's Boston marathon it was a "no brainer" to dedicate my run to support the Bowdoin Street Health Center's mission to bring health and wellness programming to kids in the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood of Boston.
Bowdoin Street's Healthy Champions Program
The Healthy Champions Program is an anti-obesity, education, fitness, and community-building initiative serving children in the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood of Dorchester. Participants, or Healthy Champions, learn about the importance of healthy nutrition, food preparation, food access in their neighborhood, and fitness and healthy lifestyles. Perhaps most importantly, Healthy Champions serve as "ambassadors of health" to their families and peers in the community, sharing their knowledge about health and wellness while developing a sense of confidence in their ability to effect healthy changes in themselves and in the wider community.
Thank you for your time and support!