4 Reasons to Run for Charity

2021 is the year of the 6th annual SAAAC Walk-A-Thon. This year it’s an interactive virtual fundraising campaign again that’s focused on promoting health and wellness while raising funds to increase access to ASD services for marginalized communities, especially low-income and newcomer families.

Representing a charity, helping them achieve their goals and vision for an improved world, is a wonderful thing anyone can do. Unfortunately, sometimes we struggle to find the time to pursue charitable activities in between raising our kids, working, or focusing on our fitness and health.

But guess what? You can make running charitable. Here are four great reasons you should join me for #TheInfinityChallenge and run for charity too.

1. Gain a support network.

We need people around us who encourage us to keep going, especially when motivation is slipping. To provide us with advice, tips, and opportunities to help us continue. Running for a charity means you are part of a team working together to achieve a common goal.

#TheInfinityChallenge is a way for me to share my route with you and share your route with me and your followers on social media, increasing your support network and awareness for SAAAC.

2. Improve your health and wellbeing.

#TheInfinityChallenge is a great way to reach your goal no matter what it may be, whether it’s to lose a few pounds, boost your overall fitness levels, tone up for summer, clear your mind, or just for fun. Run for charity for the best chance of succeeding, so that you are motivated and supported during your journey!

3. You raise awareness.

Because of Covid-19, many charities have suffered large losses, so in 2021 in particular they need the help of fundraising from challenge events like my #TheInfinityChallenge for the SAAAC Walk-A-Thon to keep services running. However, it’s not just about money, it’s also about awareness.

For every person who sees mine or a fellow captain’s challenge, someone is learning about SAAAC and their cause. Raising awareness can be just as important as raising funds, and this awareness could have a long-term impact.

4. You’ll inspire yourself

Training for this year’s Walk-a-Thon and now running it, the biggest takeaway I’ve had is that we can be our own inspiration. I’m not a professional athlete and while I’ve generally stayed active at several points in my life, I’m not one of those guys who’s ever spent a whole lot of time in the gym. But having started to run more regularly since last month and now with #TheInfinityChallenge, I can confidently tell you that running and staying physically active and able—which I recognize is a privilege—has helped me deal with the uncertainty of things around me.

It has helped me have more energy for my kids, stay energetic with my business teams, and has even unleashed new creative energy. So, if I can do this, I know you can too! You’ll be glad you did, trust me.

I’ve been a passionate advocate for SAAAC for several years now, and am proud to be a team captain again this year! Last year, I raised $5,180 for SAAAC Autism Centre, and I am hoping to raise just as much this year with your help. #MakeEveryStepCount and take #TheInfinityChallenge today!

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