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ACTION FOR HEALTHY KIDS INC

Emily Sauerteig's Fundraising Page

Donations as of July 24, 2014:

$450.00 Raised Offline
$2,100.00 Raised Online
$2,550.00 Total Raised

Emily Sauerteig's Fundraising Page

I began the year with a resolution to run 500 miles. While my goal was to fundraise to combat childhood obesity during those 500 miles, my husband and I agreed that I needed to first run the miles. The first 250 miles were for myself. The second 250 miles were dedicated to friends. The final 250 miles are to raise money and awareness to combat childhood obesity.

Childhood obesity has become a national epidemic. It affects more than 30% of American children. Georgia has the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the country, with almost 1 million children or 40% of children in the state being overweight or obese. This number had tripled over the last 30 years. Children struggling with obesity are affected physically, mentally and emotionally. They are higher risk for developing heart disease, hypertension, liver and kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. In addition, these children miss four times as much school as normal weight kids, and in most cases, overweight and obese children will become overweight and obese adults.

Running to promote a healthy lifestyle and to fight childhood obesity are a perfect compliment. Steps must be taken to address this crisis. It costs our country over $100 billion dollars per year, and it threatens the health of our children, our families, the next generation, and our country’s future and well being.

By the end of the year, I hope to have run at least 750 miles, gotten the community involved through fundraising and sponsorships, and have enlisted friends, peers, and neighbors to join me in the same challenge for next year.


Please join me in raising money and awareness as I take “Strides to Stop Childhood Obesity.” Your donation and help with this goal will help combat the childhood obesity epidemic. Thank you, in advance, for your encouragement and contribution.

Supporters

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The Lurey Family
Anonymous
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Russell and Morven Groves
Katie Keep up the great work! You are truly an inspiration! So proud of you!
Nancy Feldman
Anonymous We are so proud of you! xo Seth and Aliza
Elana Perry
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Papi
Emily & Jon Kapit You're amazing! Congrats on this wonderful goal...you're almost there!
Anonymous
That's so snackshop Great challenge, great goal, great girl & great cause! Run on Em.
Cam Happy to support you and a great cause!
Donna You are my running idol!! :)
Amy Jones Good luck!
James young
Jared Heyman Go out run those fat kids! :)
Avi
Chris Stanton Great cause!
Ross McCalla
Aunt Laurie and Uncle Rick A great cause!! Keep running!!
Anonymous
Kyle DeLuna Your commitment to helping out others is very inspiring1
Laura Lee
Vanessa Irons Great job!
michael young you go, girl!
Culbergs
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Unsworth Family
The Stieglitz Family
The Brannerias! Yeah! Emily!! Run to DC and see us again. :)
The Moskovitz Family We are so proud of you!
The Bier Famiy Run Emily Run!
The Weinbergers You are so amazing. Keep it up!
The Skid Family
Sunny Monitz Proud of you!
roberta s young good luck for such a worthy cause! love, mamoo
denise sauerteig Go girl!!!
barbara klawans i love you!
Rebekah Kushner What a wonderful cause - I support you 100%
Natalie Keep up the great work Em!
Marcella Ducca

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$450
Raised Online
$2,100
Total Raised
$2,550
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