Ryan Belmore via Crowdrise
December 07, 2011
BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION INC
ORGANIZER: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION INC
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
Thank you so much for visiting my fundraising page!
I am so excited to have you all along with me as I run my second Boston marathon! I wanted to not only physically push myself to accomplish Boston Marathon again but wanted to use it as an opportunity to positively affect others!
I have chosen to run for Susan Hurley and Charity Teams once again, they empower, inspire, and push like no other. It's an honor to once again run for this team. This time around I will be running to benefit the amazing people at GoKids Boston. You can read more about GoKids below...let's talk about some fun fundraising I'm doing.
Any amount you can donate is so much appreciated, believe me even $5 helps, below are some fun suggestions as well.
$26.20: For getting to the start healthy!
$52.40: For getting at least 10 kisses from the Girls in Wellesely
$75.00: For getting on TV somehow/someway!
$100.00: For Highfiving all the kids along Heartbreak Hill.
$150.00: Call on me to shovel your driveway/walkway, ONCE this Winter.
$200.00: Have your name or a message written on my CALF for the race
$250.00: Have your name or a message writteon on my ARM for the race
$250.00: Decorate the BACK of my running jersey for the race
$300.00: Decorate the FRONT of my running jersey for the race
Keep following along,
In their own words....About GoKids Boston:
GoKids Boston embodies innovation and leadership in youth health through life-changing programs, groundbreaking research, exceptional training opportunities, and dedication to the community with a focus on eliminating health disparities.
GoKids Boston, a key strategic initiative of Chancellor Keith Motley, was founded at UMass Boston in 2006 in collaboration with Children's Hospital Boston to advance the science relating exercise to youth health and wellness and to become a local leader in combating the obesity epidemic.
GoKids Boston's unique youth fitness, training, and research center based at the University of Massachusetts Boston's College of Nursing and Health Sciences strives to 1) reduce the impact of obesity on children, families, and communities through service research partnerships, 2) improve children's lives through fitness and supportive relationships, and 3) enlist youth and professionals as health ambassadors.
GoKids provides low income, multi-ethnic youth with engaging physical activity and nutrition education programs aimed at preventing and treating obesity and chronic disease in our safe and supportive environment (a 5,300 square foot fitness center.) Equally important, we provide a training center where College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty and students produce significant research. The center exemplifies a health promotion-focused youth development program by translating current science into innovative programs and by collaborating with primary care providers, schools, and other community resources.