Inspired by Aaron Purmort’s life and death and favorite tee shirt, Still Kickin celebrates a Still Kickin Hero every month, telling their story of how they are Still Kickin and then sharing the profits from online sales and donation based activities around the country.
Most Americans don’t have $500 to cover an unexpected emergency, and unexpected emergencies always cost you more than $500: they can decimate you financially, and crush you spiritually.
That’s where we come in. Each month, our board selects a Still Kickin Hero—usually nominated through our website— and chooses based on their story, need and alignment with the Still Kickin way of life.
Past Heroes include: Dave Baker, a runner with Huntinton's Disease who was also homeless; Roshee Cryer-Greene, a mother who escaped a cycle of drugs and abuse to provide a better life for her children; and Darth Vader (yes, his real-legal name), a veteran, single father with leukemia who spent this last year running 31 half marathons, 22 tough mudders, 1 full marathon and 1 full triathalon... all while needing to have his leg amputated.
The amount given to the Still Kickin Hero depends on how much we’re able to raise through workouts, charity runs and merchandise sales. It’s not just about money. It’s about being seen, sharing the struggle and harnessing the collective energy of a compassionate group of people who care enough to help a stranger through the hardest days of their life.
The fundraising requirements are $500 for this team. If you are interested in joining, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share additional information about the Still Kickin Race Team program with you. Thanks!