Richard's Run Against Childhood Obesity
On November 4, I will lead Team Healthier Generation in the 2012 ING New York City Marathon. Last year, our team raised $44,000 for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and I completed the marathon in 04:31:54. This year, I want to beat that time and raise even more money to fight childhood obesity.
I grew up eating junk food, but only because I didn't have any direction. By joining Team Healthier Generation and supporting the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Clinton Foundation, I have the ability to help people eat better - something which I think is my responsibility as a chef.
Nearly 1 in 3 kids in the United States is overweight or obese, and our current generation could become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.
Team Healthier Generation is a fundraising team created to motivate and support endurance and athletic event participants. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Clinton Foundation approach their work to end childhood obesity with the same determination and commitment it takes to complete an endurance event. All funds raised by Team Healthier Generation support the goal to reduce the nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Together, we can cross the finish line and combat childhood obesity.
Please bookmark this page if you're interested in keeping track of my progress. To learn more about the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and other ways you can get involved, visit www.healthiergeneration.org.
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