#MillionMilePledge

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Health starts with children. 70% of early childhood deaths are caused by a preventable disease. Synergia Effect is committed to raise funds and awareness for healthy and active living, and as a part of the fundraising efforts, for every dollar raised through the Million Mile Pledge we will donate 50 cents to the Oakland Children’s Hospital.
In 2015 we started an effort to reach half a million miles. While we didn’t hit the goal of 500k miles, we are determined to hit double-or-nothing in 2016. We’ve refined how you can share your active experiences, and to spread the word.
It’s easy:
1. Go for a run, walk, swim, skate… get moving by doing something that can be measured by distance.
2. Take a picture along the way and post to Facebook or Instagram with the distance completed and #MillionMilePledge
Do this every time you get up and move and on the way to 1 million miles you’ll not only make yourself healthier, but you’ll be helping a child at the same time.
So every time you get out and move- whether it’s walking at work, during your training for a marathon, swimming, skateboarding… whatever it is, take picture, share it to Facebook or Instagram and add the #MillionMilePledge.

 

Run what Motivates You

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It’s that time of year where we have set new goals for the year. Hopefully you’ve started the year of strong and are continuing to remind yourself why you get up and move.

We all know moving and eating well is good for us, but to stick to our promise to live active and healthy lives we have to continually remind ourselves why we do it. Why do you get up and move? Is it for family, your heart, for the love of moving? Whatever that reason is we want to hear about it.

Share your story and get involved.

As 2015 continues and we have launched the Half Million Million Mile Pledge and, very soon, a Kickstarter campaign, we are looking for individuals to help us in a number of roles. All positions are unpaid, but work completed can be used as a tax write-off if desired. For more information visit the Volunteer page.

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We are also looking to share your stories about why being healthy and fit is important. Or, if you’re looking to make a change and are taking your first few steps, why do you want to make this change? We’d love to hear your stories.

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2015 Half Million Mile Pledge

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We are very excited to announce one of our largest projects we have decided to take on in 2015. Team Synergia would like to introduce you to it’s Half a Million Mile Pledge. As a team the Synergia Effect Athletes will collectively run and walk a Half Million Miles within the next year. That’s just over 20 times around the world!

The Half Million Miles begins on January 1, 2015!! You will be able to follow us on our Facebook page. You will also be able to follow our progress on the website once it has been completed.

We currently have a team of 5 athletes working to reach this goal. Our goal is to develop a team of 200 athletes throughout the year. Our goal is to use this pledge as a way to raise the funds needed to build our mobile app, and to support our own cause in supporting individuals and medical/health organizations in financial need.

For every $1 raised we will give 20 cents to those in need.

So how can you get involved? We are reaching out to businesses and individuals to do a number of things either pledge a lump-sum amount, or pledge on a per mile basis.

Whether you are able to donate $10 for the entire year, or $1 per mile, you will be supporting us, the child in need of an inhaler or crutches, or a family with unplanned medical bills.

We have athletes scheduled to do a number of events including:

Ragnar Road Race: 202-mile 12-man team relay event Huntington Beach to San Diego, CA

Ragnar Trail Race: 200-mile ULTRA 4-man team relay in Zion National Park

Bay to Breakers: 10K Race in San Francisco, CA

Brazen New Years 5K   Lake Chabot, CA

Livermore Half Marathon Livermore, CA

The Town’s Half Marathon  Oakland, CA

Tough Mudder: Los Angeles, CA

Pending events include:

Seattle Half Marathon Seattle, WA

Nike Women’s Half Marathon  San Francisco, CA

Whether we are running a race or doing a recovery walk with a pet want to support and promote healthy living.

For every dollar you sponsor an athlete Synergia will put 20% towards an organization or individual in financial need. Help us on our Half Million Mile goal and support us on our journey.

Run Bay to Breakers in May 2015

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Breanna has signed up for San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers! Join her as a member of Team Synergia. Bay to Breakers is not only loved because of the amazing views, but because of the costumes runners pull together. We will be having each of our runners dressing up in 80s Aerobic attire- in Synergia colors of course. Stay tuned for costume designs!

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Roars

We came across this article in doing a little reading about cancer patients finding inspiration in music. 10 year-old Morgan Platt was diagnosed with a brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, in June 2011, and has been fighting rounds of chemotherapy and radiation since her diagnosis. Music does a lot of things for people, and helping them find hope during one of the most trying and emotional times of their lives is one of the strongest. We hope you find it as inspiring and heart felt as we did.

If Only for a Second

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The Mimi Foundation, a foundation that supports cancer and wellness , put together a project entitled “If Only for a Second” centered around cancer patients and giving them makeovers that would help them live carefree and forget about their illness if only for a second.

“The Mimi Foundation is convinced that cancer must be fought on all fronts, not only on the medical front. The well-being of patients during their treatment plays a decisive role in their struggle to survive, to give them both courage and strength.

The Mimi Foundation has made it its mission to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of people affected by cancer, more specifically during the entire period of their chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatment.

The physical suffering and emotional stress associated with cancer can be enormous and often originates from the side effects of the treatment.

The Mimi Foundation is available to patients during these difficult times in order to provide both physical and moral support.” 

This is amazing and so heart felt that it brought tears to our eyes. Please take a peek at their website, this project, and support them in their mission.