I am proud to be running the 2011 Boston Marathon for the GoKids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on improving the health, wellness, and overall outlook for adolescents, pre-teens and teens.
We have all heard the news of growing waistlines across America. We need to get serious about getting and staying healthy. An essential first step is developing life-long habits for regular exercise and healthy nutrition in our youth.
This is where GoKids comes in. Their mission is to improve the health, wellness, and overall outlook for adolescents, pre-teens and teens. Their programs provide kids personalized instruction and support to become more physically active, improve fitness, eat nutritiously, and gain self-confidence.
Working with the University of Massachusetts in Boston, GoKids Boston is a living laboratory that engages undergraduate and post-graduate students of a variety of health and education disciplines including, exercise science, nursing, education, and psychology. The college students carry the GoKids mission into the community as fitness leaders and educators.
I have two goals: raising funds for this worthwhile cause and finishing the marathon, scheduled in April 18, 2011. At age 51, it will be my first-ever marathon. Donations of any size are much appreciated. To donate, please go to http://www.firstgiving.com/thomasbarrett
Thank you very much.
Boston, MA USA