Run/walk 100 miles for a good cause!
November 20, 2023 - December 23, 2023
Miles for Mel
The Story Behind the Miles
Melissa Miller, one of the most loving, big-hearted humans I've ever had the honor of knowing, was diagnosed with stage 4 uterine sarcoma. After a 9 month battle, she succumbed to the disease leaving behind her beautiful daughters, Mia & Ava, and amazing husband, Ian... as well as LOTS of family and friends.
Mel went above and beyond for her family and friends... and so I want to do the same for her and her family!
So, I am committing to running a total of 100 miles between November 20, 2023 and December 23, 2023... and I want YOU to join me. Because impact is always greater in numbers and "fitness philanthropy" has always been my favorite way of giving back.
"Miles for Mel" is driven by a cause greater than ourselves. Mel battled with a smile on her face. Her struggle is an inspiration to us all that we can keep moving forward, no matter how hard the challenge!
How Can You Get Involved?
You have TWO options:
1) Commit to running/walking (or some cominbation of both) the 100 miles with me!
If you're joining in on the fun, here's what needs to happen:
After you complete the form, you'll receive an email with a link to pay your registration fee.
Once I receive your registration fee/donation, you'll get another email with the link to our private Facebook group. It's within this group that we will share our mileage, hold each other accountable, provide support and, perhaps, enjoy some friendly competition.
I purposely scheduled this "challenge" from Thanksgiving and Christmas (Monday, November 20th through Friday, December 23rd). You'll have a reason, greater than yourself, to stay active during the holiday season!
I believe in the power of unity and I don't want you tackling this challenge alone.
So, if you're seeking a way to stay active and engaged as the holiday season approaches, while also supporting a good cause, come run and/or walk with me. You don't need to be an elite athlete; just bring your spirit and determination!
2) Donate without participating!
Some of you may not want to commit to 100 miles... and that's okay (but I still think you should at least try!!)
If you'd like to support the cause, without participating, you are welcome to donate!
To do so:
Click DONATE below (any amount is appreciated)
You'll be taken to a PayPal page where you can submit your donation (see below for more information)
Where exactly will donations go?
As an indecisive Libra, it was hard to choose whether to send all funds to Mel's family or donate to Memorial Sloan Kettering, where research is being done on various cancers, including the one she had. So... I am going 50/50
50% of all funds raised will go directly to Mel's husband and daughters to help them with any outstanding medical bills as well as support for the girls
50% will be donated directly to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Mel's honor, as it was her wish that no parent ever be taken by this disease again!
If you are registering to complete the 100 miles, registration is open until Wednesday, November 22nd 2023.
General Donations will be accepted up until Friday, December 29th.
All donations will be accepted via PayPal and held until 12/31/23. Monies will then be sent to the respective parties. An email will go out to all who register/donate disclosing total amount raised and total amounts being disbursed to Mel's family and Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Ready to make a difference and move with a purpose?
Join us in Miles for Mel, and let's make every mile count. Together, we'll run, remember, and make a positive impact.
Sign up or donate now to be a part of something truly special.