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Lisa Griffin's Fundraiser:

Run the Boston marathon with the AMAA

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Lisa Griffin

THE STORY:

I'm raising money to run the 2013 Boston Marathon and to help with the fight against youth obesity in the U.S. by teaming up with the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA). I've run marathons since 2002 to raise money for various children's running programs- as a pediatrician I see the effects of chilhood obesity every day.please help me help them and make it my best fundraising effort ever. I am going to go out on a limb and say I'll match your donations dollar for dollar!

Over 30 percent of children ages six to 11 are overweight, 15 percent are obese, and three out of five children ages nine to 13 don't participate in sports or other coached physical activities outside of school. These overweight and unfit children are more likely to remain unhealthy in adulthood and have an increased risk for developing life-threatening medical conditions such as Type II diabetes and heart disease.

Donations made on my behalf will help me reach my goal of running the Boston Marathon and will allow AMAA and the American Running Association (its sister organization) to support their joint "Youth Fitness Programs Campaign." The campaign's central national event is the "National Run A Mile Days" which takkes place the first week in May each year. Training materials and onsite incentives are provided to all participants.

Please consider donating. Any amount will help me get closer to my goal of running the Boston Marathon and will support these two non-profit organizations as they work hard to deter youth obesity through fun and motivating programs.
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