The members of the 24 FitCamp Sarasota Area and their partners at New Spring Wellness have laid down a Community Challenge called the 24Fit Walk-A-Thon!! As a way to help with our mission of bring FREE healthy, active lifestyle events to get the community moving, we are inviting the community to join us as we walk around the WORLD! This is our way of showing support for our Service men and women doing their part all around the world.
We will walk 3 miles every weekend, with as many people as possible, until we walk a combined 24,901 miles. Most walks will start on Saturday morning at 7:am. This Saturday, October 18, we will leave from the clock tower in the center of the San Marco Plaza in Lakewood Ranch. (We walk in the rain, but not in the lightning!) Come early to get signed in so your miles will count!
We couldn’t wait to get started, so we walked with a small group last week, and intend to meet this challenge no matter how long it takes! 15 miles logged to date: 24,886 to go!
Each week we will announce the location and time of the walk on our Facebook Page and by text message. Text the word: WalkSRQ to 24587 to receive the weekly update! (standard text rates apply)
After each walk we will host a Rebuild Fundraiser AfterParty! A minimum donation of $5 will include your choice of after workout refreshment, with all the proceeds benefiting some great local organizations. Each person will get to choose where the proceeds from their donation will go:
The Turning Points Yellow Ribbon Program: (www.tpmanatee.org)Provides programs and support to help local veterans who are either homeless or facing homelessness with a mission to end veteran homelessness by 2016.
Mother’s Helping Mothers: (www.mhmsarasota.com) Reaches out to mothers in need providing clothing, diapers, strollers, cribs and other essentials to those who need it most.
Manasota B.U.D.S.: (http://www.manasotabuds.org) Provides resources and support for families in the area Bring Up Down Syndrome children.
Our Fundraising Goal: We want to raise $1 per mile, for a total of $25,000 to support these great organizations.
Let’s get moving Manasota!