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Celebration Ride to Raise Awareness about Childhood Obesity


Sarah Stanley, a health enthusiast, is embarking on an over 300 mile bike ride – sponsored by Nutrilite – from the nation’s capital to New York City to raise awareness about childhood obesity and to celebrate her birthday.

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Stanley’s journey begins today and wraps up on the 20th of the month. She will be making stops along the way, speaking at schools and events, and also participating in a half marathon.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2008, between 10 and 20 percent of children and adolescents aged two to 19 were obese, with the highest percentage of obese children in the six to 11 age bracket. Stanley hopes to bring awareness to the issue and, by stopping and speaking at schools, teach kids the benefits of living active and healthy lifestyles.

To learn more about Sarah Stanley and her Celebration Ride, visit her website RunRideInspire.com. You can also follow her on twitter, @SarahStanley or #celebrationride.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Perez is a freelance writer and blogger living in the Tampa Bay area. She holds a bachelor’s degree is mass communications from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Currently, she works for a non-profit where she writes press releases and web content. Follow her blog and see recent work at her website, WhosGotAPen.com.

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  1. DonNo Gravatar says:

    Hope everything goes well on the ride and happy BD. Wish somone had told my mother about childhood obesity. Maybe I wouldn’t have developed plantar Fasciitis and wouldn’t have needed to lose 50 pounds just to begin serious treatment. Worked out but Man could have maybe been avoided.

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