Through Project Linus, I learned about a fabulous fundraiser to honor the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Chicago running coach Jenny Hadfield established a virtual marathon where each participant runs or walks 26.2 miles over the course of the next month. So if you simply walk one mile a day, you will more than reach the goal. The registration fee is $15 and the proceeds will go to the One Step Ahead Foundation. One Step Ahead is generally in the business of helping disabled children to thrive through athletics, and they specialize in kids with lost limbs. So right now they are coordinating efforts to provide prosthetic limbs and other aid to people affected in Boston.
I immediately decided to participate, and then I went all HR about it and thought..charitable contribution…wellness initiative…Employer Sponsor! So I pitched it to my boss and now my office is building a team. I have already had one employee ask if she might put together a running group and our social committee is also making plans. I had 20 people asking to sign up when I left the office today.
You can find the details and register here. But hurry up – the action starts on Monday!