Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Miles for a Cause (and Good Health too)

I've been logging all the miles I walk at BeeWell Miles for a little over a month now. As of this morning, I have logged 44 miles there. And, since Bumble Bee Foods will donate $0.15/mile for every mile logged at BeeWellMiles.com (up to $200,000), that means they have donated $6.60 for the miles I've walked so far. All donations go to Breast Cancer Network of Strength which provides support and emotional relief to anyone affected by breast cancer.

Like I said before, I would be walking anyway. I've been walking practically every weekday morning since Cory was a baby - that makes 16 years, and that's a lot of miles. I wish all those miles had been going toward a good cause, but at least they've kept me in shape and my clothes fitting! Apparently Bumble Bee Foods has done this before, at least once, because I read on the site that they donated $150,000 last year. If only I had known, because I love the idea that the miles I'm walking are helping to support a good cause.

Anyway, I can't change the past, but I am doing my best to spread the word about BeeWell Miles since I found out about it. Right after I registered (it's free) on the BeeWell Miles site, they started a walking program where Jeffrey works, and spouses can be on the teams, too. We're all supposed to log our miles on another site. I told Jeffrey that we should all log them at BeeWell Miles so all those miles will go toward a good cause. He and his boss both sounded interested, so I shared the link. There's nothing that says they can't log their miles on both sites, that's what I've been doing. I just set both sites as the home page on my browser so I remember to log the miles first thing in the morning.

There's still plenty of time to get started at BeeWell Miles . Miles logged through the end of October will count toward the donation to Breast Cancer Network of Strength. There are also plenty of great resources to help you get on the path to a healthy lifestyle, so you can help yourself while you help others.