BENEFITING: The Hall STEPS Foundation
EVENT DATE: AUG 16, 2015
DAYS TO GO: 80
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The STEPS Foundation was founded by Ryan and Sara Hall to fight poverty around the world by improving health. And what better way is there to promote healthy living than by running? That’s why, starting on May 9, 2015, I will be running across America in order to promote and raise money for their cause. This will entail running about 50k every day for 100 days from LA to Maine. Along the way I will try to talk to people I meet to spread the word of their charity and collect donations to support them. I have a goal of $10,000 by the time I finish on August 16, all of which will go straight to the STEPS Foundation. Please donate if you can or, if you can’t, share this fundraiser with your friends, family, coworkers, and anyone else you know who would be interested. If you would like more info you can email me at [email protected] or follow me on twitter @ProjectGump for all kinds of fun stories from the run.
BETTER HEALTH FOR ALL
LED BY ELITE RUNNERS RYAN AND SARA HALL, STEPS ENGAGES THE RUNNING COMMUNITY IN FUNDING GRANTS TO BRING BETTER HEALTH TO THOSE IN NEED, WORLD-WIDE.
Elite runners Ryan and Sara Hall founded the Hall Steps Foundation to take small steps towards the marathon goal of ending poverty. It might seem like a big goal for small-ish runner-type people, but we think big. Very big. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Runner, walker, writer, thinker? Join us. It’s a movement.
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The Hall Steps Foundation aims to empower the running community to use the energy and resources that fuel runners’ athletic achievements for social justice efforts. Steps funds initiatives that tackle structural causes of poverty such as chronic lack of access to basic entitlements including clean water, shelter and physical security. Specifically, Steps partners with leading international and local nonprofits in Sub-Saharan Africa to fund projects that invest in sustainable methods of enhancing access to basic essentials. To-date, this has included 1) Clean Water, Agricultural Development, and 1) Food security in East Africa
2) Building a Hospital in the Rift Valley of Kenya and Pemba, Mozambique
3) Microloans in East Africa
4) Funding running-mentoring programs for at-risk individuals in the US, including a program for Homeless individuals in the US that combines running with learning life skills
For more information on past grants, go to http://thestepsfoundation.org