Why I don't give to any one charity!
I always donate $50.00 to anyone who tells me their story about fundraising. Kids walking miles, women swimming laps, I'm a sucker for helping. Yet no ONE cause truly caught my attention or interest.
Then I saw a video on ESPN about a program in Boston called InnerCity Weightlifting. I wrote to them, visited them, and recreated the program to the best of my abilities. I put in as much of my own money as I could and worked to raise more. Most professionals in the industry encouraged me, and most foundations discouraged me. I was relentless because I believe passionately in the value of making a difference in the lives of our youth. Every nonprofit I know of has made a difference in the lives of those they touch and we need as many as possible to reach out and show how deeply our community cares.
We are training kids from 8-22 year old, and the transformation in some of these individuals is heartwarming.
While my story is not the typical one, my message is clear; if you don't have a cause or charity that truly touches you create one; it is the one true thing that has touched my heart more deeply than anything I have ever accomplished before.
Long live MissionFit!
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