Shape Up America! Fund Raising

I have dedicated myself to raising funds for Shape Up America!  Shape Up America! was founded in 1994 and is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness of obesity as a health issue and to providing responsible information on healthy weight management. Take a journey through our website to find information and ideas to achieve a healthy weight for you and your family. If you are a health professional, you will find resources to assist your clients and patients with their efforts to attain and maintain a healthy weight.


Through my racing I have set a goal to raise $20,000 by May 19, 2012.  May 19, 2012 is a special date for me as that is the day that I will be racing my first Ironman, which is going to be Ironman Texas in The Woodlands, Texas.  In addition to that I will be racing two 70.3 Ironman events with one in Austin, Texas (October 23rd) and the other in Puerto Rico (March 18.)

The total distance I will be racing between these three events is 281.2 miles.  I am asking, if you can, to donate a minimum of 5 cents per mile or a total of $14.  If I can get 1,429 people to donate $14 by May 19, 2012 I not only would have reached my goal but I would also have helped to educate the American public on why diet and exercise is so important.

Below are some of the costs associated with obesity and why this is such an important topic to tackle immediately.  If you wish to donate you can click the donate button below:

cost of obesity Cost of Obesity in America: Stats & Analysis
Via: Medical Coding

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