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Michelle Mangold-Wilbanks' Fundraiser:

Skinny Gene Birthday Wishes

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BENEFITING: J MOSS FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: J MOSS FOUNDATION

Mileage Tracker: 292

Michelle Mangold-Wilbanks

THE STORY:

CURRENT WISH MILES: 2,205

MY 30+5 WISH (Yes - I plan on being 30 forever)

For the past 14 years I have celebrated my birthday by going out ~ drinking and eating too much ~ but not this year.  This year I’d like to celebrate a friend (see her video) and her endeavor to help prevent diabetes by BECOMING healthier.  And my birthday wish is for you to join me!

Nearly 3 years ago I decided it was time to BECOME a nonsmoker.  I had tried quitting several times but had never tried to become a nonsmoker.  I found BECOMING something new was much more fun and exciting than quitting something old.  Now that I am able to breathe I would like to take another step in my health journey and BECOME FIT.  For my 30+5 wish I would like to invite my family and friends to join me in BECOMING healthier.

How are WE going to BECOME healthier?  WE are going to pledge our exercise miles (and our dollars ~ if you have them) to assist The Skinny Gene Project.  You can read more about them below.

HERE'S THE CHALLENGE  

Make a wish, and passing it on....

The goal  of the Skinny Gene Birthday Wishes program is to inspire others to work together to raise $10,000 and receive 1,000,000 exercise miles for prevention, one wish at a time!

My friend made the first wish and  passed the candle to me :) Starting June 23rd and ending on July 23rd I pledge a total of 70 exercise miles.  My hope is that we can all work together to donate 350 exercise miles and dollars in 30 days.

WILL YOU JOIN ME IN PLEDGING YOUR EXERCISE MILES TOO? (please click to pledge)

If you are unable to donate your exercise miles, or are just feeling particularly generous, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Skinny Gene Project, a division of the J. Moss Foundation.

You can either hit the DONATE BUTTON, or you can help incentivize us to get moving by making a MOOLAH pledge, in which you pledge $0.10 per mile we do as a group, up to the amount of your choice (i.e $0.10 a mile, up to $35).

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO MAKE A MOOLAH PLEDGE

So why 350?   We'll,because 350 is the magical number that will help the average person prevent diabetes- $350 pays for 6 months of nutrition counseling and support, and 350 exercise miles is the equivalent number of calories that it  would take to lose enough weight to reduce the liklihood of developing diabetes by 58%.

Thank you for your support!

Love,

Michelle

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SEE BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SKINNY GENE'S FIGHT TO PREVENT DIABTES

Every dollar – every mile- every step, stroke, and pedal places us further down the path towards prevention.

HERE’S THE SKINNY

The Skinny Gene Project, a division of the J.Moss Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping those at-risk prevent type 2 diabetes. The Skinny Gene Healthy Birthdays program raises money to help the organization continue their mission to prevent diabetes, one person at a time.

Skinny Gene Healthy Birthday Wishes are a fun and rewarding way of staying active and motivating others (or yourself) to live a healthy lifestyle.  We work together, donating both exercise miles and money (aka “moolah”), to help at-risk families receive the nutritional counseling and support needed to prevent type 2 diabetes.

We can clearly see that childhood and adult obesity are a significant problem in our communities, but instead of wagging our finger in judgment, we extend a helping hand to those asking for help to prevent diabetes.

HERE’S THE WHY

Diabetes has been called a lot of awful names, like the Silent Killer and the Tsunami of Diseases, and rightful so.  With diabetes, we are facing the worst epidemic our country has even seen. It kills more people a year than AIDS and breast cancer combined.  It currently threatens the lives of 105 million, mostly unsuspecting, Americans that either have diabetes or prediabetes. Now, it dares to threaten 1 in 3 children.  

We’re all about celebrating MORE birthdays – 23 extra, to be specific

More and more children are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which was previous known as adult onset diabetes.  If a child develops full-blown, type 2 diabetes, they can lose up to 23 years of life.  To stop this from happening, we need to educate the moms and empower them to become mentors for their children, so they can work as a family to prevent diabetes.

PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO LEARN MORE

HERE’S THE HOW

HERE’S THE IMPACT

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

 

 

 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$595

MONEY RAISED
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  • Me

    $50

  • Keely

    $100

  • Moolah Pledges

    $50

  • Brandy Minick

    $50

  • Sam Franks

    $50

  • Suzanne Schmaltz

    $50

  • Gi Gi Wilbanks

    $100

  • Julie & Tucker Neighbors

     

  • Maylee, Maya & Madelyn

    $100

  • Andrew Crecelius

    $20

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170% Raised of $350 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,209 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Marlayna Bollinger

Amount Raised

$1,414

 

40% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Mangold-Wilbanks

Amount Raised

$595

 

170% Raised of $350 Goal

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Heather McClelland

Amount Raised

$200

 

57% Raised of $350 Goal

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J MOSS FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sam Franks

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Lo

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Andrew Crecelius

Andrew Crecelius

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Maylee, Maya & Madelyn

Maylee, Maya & Madelyn

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Julie & Tucker Neighbors

Julie & Tucker Neighbors

5 years ago

Gi Gi Wilbanks

Gi Gi Wilbanks

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Suzanne Schmaltz

Suzanne Schmaltz

DONATION: $50

You go Girl!!!! Proud of you. 5 years ago

Sam Franks

Sam Franks

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Brandy Minick

Brandy Minick

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Moolah Pledges

Moolah Pledges

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Keely

Keely

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Me

Me

DONATION: $50

5 years ago