Not only did I run my first 8k this past weekend, but I reached another milestone as well: I logged my 500th mile for charity! Since I discovered the Charity Miles app last spring, I have been logging miles for charity each time I run outside. (The app is only GPS enabled, which means that any miles I run or walk on the treadmill cannot count towards the fundraising efforts.)
So how does Charity Miles work? Every mile logged allows you to raise $0.25 for the charity of your choice. The majority of the money that I’ve raised has been for Team RWB, the veteran’s support organization that both Preston and I are members of. In addition to Team RWB, I’ve also raised money for Achilles International, Feeding America, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Stand Up to Cancer, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Simply by running and walking, activities that I already do on a regular basis, I’ve raised over $125, all without having to ask, beg, or plead for monetary donations from friends and loved ones. Through my own sweat (and sometimes tears), I’ve helped raised funds for worthwhile organizations.
I cannot wait to continue raising funds for charity through the use of Charity Miles, and seeing how quickly I can log another 500 (or more) miles.
QOTD: Which charities do you prefer to raise money for?