Miles for Meals

Miles for Meals - My 2020 Fundraising Challenge

Here it is! My big announcement!  As many of you may know, there are few things I love more than big goals and challenges. I also love running.

That’s why in 2020, I am going to run some serious kilometers to raise money for “Food and Friends”, a program run by the Children’s Foundation of Guelph & Wellington.

This amazing program brings healthy food to hungry minds. Breakfast, morning meals, snack and lunch programs offered throughout Dufferin, Wellington County and Guelph elementary and secondary schools that provide an atmosphere of social inclusion amongst students who may otherwise feel marginalized. Students have decreased disruptive behaviours in the classroom, learn healthy eating habits and build strong social skills.

My goal is to raise $100,000 or more by running Ontario races totaling over 1000 km between March 28, 2020 and September 13, 2020.  It will start with Around the Bay in Hamilton and culminate with the Haliburton Forest Trail Run, (100 miles!! OMG)

All races are tracked and reported, so all km’s will be accounted for.  Many of these races will be distances I have never run before; 50 km, 50-mile, 100 km and 100 miles.  There will be some half marathon’s and marathons in there as well.  To make sure as much money as possible is raised to help the kids, I am covering all my race and associated costs myself, out of pocket.

Did you know many children go to school unprepared to learn? They have not had the right nourishment, which makes it difficult to focus. Numerous studies have shown that children who are hungry do not perform as well as others in school. This program helps children reach their potential. Every $1450 raised provides 1000 meals! 

Please consider supporting me as I raise money to help keep our community’s kids healthy and ready to learn.  And in the process, you get to watch me suffer, FUN!!!

I will be posting updates and videos about both the Food & Friends program and how the running is going, on Facebook, Linkedin and via email.  Let me know how best you’d like to receive updates!!

If I hit my fundraising goal early on, I am willing to add more miles to keep people interested!  Sponsor by the kilometer or donate a lump sum, all amounts are appreciated.  Tax receipts are given through the Children’s Foundation for all donations over $20.

Thank you for your support.  See you on the road!

Donations

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  • Teresa Bell 
    • $51 
    • 8 d
  • Kirk Irving 
    • $50 
    • 8 d
  • Kim Davids Mandar 
    • $625 
    • 8 d
  • Carolyn Farmer 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Shawna Varganyi 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer

Angela Bell 
Organizer
Guelph, ON
THE CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION OF GUELPH AND WELLINGTON 
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