Several years ago I decided that it was time to take my physical health more seriously. Late night snacking and carb-laden treats around the office had my waistline expanding outward at an unprecedented pace. It was time to take action!
Right around that time North Pointe hosted its first Walk, Run, Ride for Hope, in support of the Village of Hope in Zimbabwe. I trained for a few months and eventually completed my first ever 10k run without stopping. Goal achieved!
Making a Difference
But the greatest goal wasn’t running a 10k. It was raising awareness and financial support for the children, staff, and community of the Village of Hope.
Since that first year, our family has walked, biked and ran various distances on the Walk, Run Ride for Hope. It is not about how fast or slow you are, it’s that you are there. And it’s fun!
The highlight of the morning is pinning the picture of one of the children that lives at the Village of Hope on my t-shirt. It is a reminder of why we raise money and why we get together…it’s for the kids!
Since the early 2000’s North Pointe has made a significant impact in the lives of children in Zimbabwe. We have provided hope for many hopeless families. And it is so easy. Sign up, get some donations from friends, co-workers, family or strangers you meet on the bus…then walk, run, or ride your bike for 2.5/5/10kms. You’ll get a t-shirt and some cool swag. We will even have healthy snacks and prizes there for you (or, if you prefer, we will have unhealthy snacks for people like me!).
What an awesome way to start your Saturday morning!
Take Action Now!
Early bird rate is $35 for an individual or $100 for a family by May 27, 2019.
Click here to register.
I can’t wait to see you! I’ll be the one running VERY slow!