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.
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).
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!
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