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Help the children of local Phoenix get STRONGER!
$870 raised
174% of $500 goal
22 contributors
3 Years running
DID YOU KNOW?
18% OF CHILDREN 6-11 YRS IN THE USA ARE CLASSED AS OBESE Kids are meant to play, run, jump, roll, skip, hide, seek, laugh, fall down….only to get back up again, running harder and faster…. Imagine doing all that with a heavy back ...

DID YOU KNOW?

18% OF CHILDREN 6-11 YRS IN THE USA ARE CLASSED AS OBESE

Kids are meant to play, run, jump, roll, skip, hide, seek, laugh, fall down….only to get back up again, running harder and faster….

Imagine doing all that with a heavy back pack on and carrying dead weight. Imagine the impact on your joints and muscles. Imagine how much it would slow you down…

Suddenly playing a video game sounds a lot more appealing.

Getting obese kids to run isn’t going to cut it.

We need to build confidence and make them STRONGER!

WHAT AM I DOING ABOUT IT?

I am raising money to deliver a FREE Slow Maximum Response Training (SMaRT Kids) program with Dr Ben Bocchicchio at the Drs Fitness Center (2394 E. Camelback Road, AZ 85016) in conjunction with the ASU School of Nutrition and Health Promotion for as many young children in the local Phoenix underserved areas as possible.

**All proceeds will go toward incentives for the children and transport costs**

WHY AM I DOING THIS?

This is something I have always cared about. I moved over to the US to not only research but practice in this area.

Unfortunately, research funding is far more abundant in the pharmaceutical fields where creating miracle drugs to ‘combat obesity’ seems to be the best option.

It really isn’t that complicated. Simply doing what our bodies were designed to do is far more beneficial than taking a pill. Not too surprisingly, that solution doesn’t generate the ridiculous income drawn from drug companies and health ‘gimmicks’.

It may only be a drop in the ocean but I want to do my bit. You never know, one day, it might have a ripple effect.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Please show your support by sponsoring me as I take on 10K the hard way- completing the Phoenix 10k with an extra 50lbs on my back - (technically classifying me as obese) on March 1st 2014.

You will help the SMaRT Kids program provide:

Bi-weekly active sessions for each child

Full child health assessments

Full support and guidance for parents

Child participation incentives

Contributions towards transport costs

Ultimately…..YOU CAN HELP KIDS PLAY AGAIN!

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Perks

$1 USD
A warm fuzzy feeling in your belly!
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A warm fuzzy feeling in your belly that you are doing something good!
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$5 USD
Body composition and health assessment
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Just $5 will allow you to book yourself in at the Drs Fitness Center to receive a full health assessment complete with body composition analysis! You will also be entered into a draw for a chance to win 3 personal training sessions!!
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