Tuesday, June 16, 2009

team for kids

i've mentioned in some previous posts, and you've probably realized by now, that i'm training to run the nyc marathon this year with team for kids.

team for kids is a group of more than 1,300 runners who raise funds to support the youth services arm of new york road runners.

did you know:

  • more than 43 percent of new york city children are overweight or obese, putting them at significant risk for early onset of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic illnesses that undermine quality of life and that, nationally, lead to health-care costs in excess of $100 billion annually?

  • student-teacher ratios for physical education in new york city elementary schools are estimated to be 730 to 1, and 2 out of every 5 new york city public schools offer no after-school sports or fitness activities at all.

team for kids helps nyrr deliver running-based fitness programs to 50,000 at-risk school children each week in new york and a handful of other cities. these programs are run by trained volunteers who help kids learn to run, eat well, and achieve fitness and health goals.

(information above provided by team for kids)

please support me and thousands of children in the fight against childhood obesity by


to donate follow the link above and:

  • enter my marathon entry number: 347601
  • enter my last name: Hirschorn

your support really means a lot, and will help me reach my goal of raising $2500 and running 26.2 miles this november!

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