Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Health-promoting programs benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank

I am constantly amazed at the efforts folks in the community put forth on our behalf. 

Most recently, I received word that two organizations, both focused on health, are sharing their profits with Second Harvest Food Bank and consequently, our community. 

Pounds for Poverty is a health improvement and weight loss program founded upon the concepts of long-term health and sound personal decision-making.  It also has an altruistic lean, encouraging participants to engage in hunger-alleviation efforts while solving their own over-eating.

When it comes to weight loss, there is no one diet and no one-size-fits-all exercise program - there are dozens of ways to improve your chance of success. Sign up for a Pounds for Poverty workshop and learn how to realize your weight loss goals. A portion of your registration fee will be donated to Second Harvest.

World Runners is an organization interested in the physical fitness of its members and the financial fitness of its beneficiaries.  Pictured to the left, World Runners President Bob Lord presents the 2008 check to Crystal Ulrich of Second Harvest - equivalent to 2400 meals.

Building on the success of the first two events, the 3rd Annual New Year Run for a Healthy World will be better than ever. To be held on January 1, 2009, the run will once again take place at the scenic Baylands Athletic Center course in Palo Alto. Both the 10K and 5K courses run over Baylands levees and through the marshlands on mostly dirt roads and are USAT&F certified.  Proceeds from this race benefit Second Harvest Food Bank and several world organizations.

Many thanks to these two organizations and all the others that enable us to fulfill our mission.  Here’s to a healthy New Year!