This year I’ll be participating in my first virtual charity run created by Jeff & Tamara the creators behind WeRRunners.com. The purpose of the event is to take the amount you would normally pay for a race registration ($30 – $150) and donate those funds to your support your favorite charity. The event takes place April 13th through April 15th and people all over the world will be participating.
The cause that I will be supporting and running on behalf of is called WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. WomenHeart is the nation’s only patient centered organization serving the 42 million American women living with or at risk for heart disease – the leading cause of death in women. They are devoted to advancing women’s heart health through advocacy, community education, and the nation’s only patient support network for women living with heart disease.
In addition to donating funds to WomenHeart, I’m also earning donations for the organization by logging my miles at BeeWellforLife.com. For every mile that I log, Bumble Bee Foods will donate $.30 to help lead the fight against heart disease. For more information about BeeWellforLife and the charities they support, visit BeeWell for Life: How the Program Works. It’s the perfect opportunity to stay active while doing good for others.
Below are the details of the Twitter Charity Run 2012 event if you’d like to participate as well. If you’re in San Diego, please leave a comment below.
Twitter Charity Run 2012
When: April 13th through April 15th
Location: Everywhere! Check out the cities participating in Twitter Charity Run via Google Maps. I’m waiting for my location to pop-up so I can brag that I’m representing the West Coast.
How do I participate?
- Register for Twitter Charity Run 2012 . When the event is over, the organizers will post another form for participants to share their race and charity results.
- Entry Fee: Make a donation to the charity of your choice
- Print your bib online
- Help spread the word by promoting the event to your friends and family on your blog or social media channels. The hashtag for the event is #twittercharityrun.
Participants in the event are encourage to share their reason for joining the virtual race and send their photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. WeRRunners will share as many stories they can on their site.
I hope you get to join me in this virtual event. You’ll be supporting your favorite cause and making a different in the world. If you have questions or need additional info contact WeRRunners at email@example.com