Get Fit Hairdressers, Give Back Through Charity Miles

By Rosanne Ullman | 04/13/2014 11:44:00 PM

 

click image to zoomGetty photo by: suedhang Collection: Cultura Does your workout include walking, running or biking? Do you also value charitable contribution or have a favorite charity? If you answered “yes” to both questions, you will love the concept behind Charity Miles.

After signing up, choose a charity represented through Charity Miles. Through an app for your iPhone or Android, log on at the beginning and end of your walk, run or bike ride, and the charity you designate will receive 10 cents for every mile you bike or 25 cents for every mile you walk or run. The sponsors that have funded Charity Miles to make the donations possible have only one requirement of the athletes—you must share each session on social media for the money to reach the charity. Participating charities have included Stand Up to Cancer, Autism Speaks, Wounded Warrior Project, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and Feeding America.

With about 7,000 people signed up as Charity Miles athletes, the nearly two-year-old project is already going strong. The first year, participants logged enough miles to go from the earth to the moon and back three times, and Mashable named the app among its five favorite fitness apps.

The Charity Miles video says it all: “Changing the world is a team sport.”

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rosanne Ullman

Rosanne Ullman, Project Editor | Modern Salon Media

Rosanne has been writing for the salon division of Vance Publishing for more than 30 years, contributing landmark articles ranging from a year-long historical series in the 1990s marking MODERN SALON's 75th anniversary to a more recent, comprehensive tribute to Vidal Sassoon's impact on the industry. She was involved in the conceptual planning for First Chair and has directed several of Modern Salon Media's custom publishing projects. Rosanne holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's famed Medill School and contributes to her community through three elected terms on her local school board.

Rosanne is our go-to provider for Modern Salon Media's Healthy Hairdresser e-newsletter. You can e-mail Rosanne Ullman at rullman@vancepublishing.com.

 


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