Fitness challenge supports pediatric cancer community | Southcltweekly

CHARLOTTE – Grab a cape and sign up to take “Big Steps for Little Heroes” for Charlotte’s childhood cancer community. Registration is open for 24 Foundation’s second annual 24,000 Mile Challenge presented by TowneBank, which will take place on February 5, 2022.

“We encourage people to enjoy a day of fitness while carrying the torch for our cancer community,” said Katy Ryan, executive director of 24 Foundation. “This event will be a great activity for the whole family and have an immediate impact on the lives of children affected by cancer.”

Participants will collectively complete 24,000 miles of fitness in the Queen City and from wherever they are to support the local pediatric cancer community. They can log miles from fitness activities — such as running or walking — or stepping while shopping or running errands. Individuals and teams can choose one of the Foundation’s 24 major routes – Freedom Park and Little Sugar Creek Greenway – suggested routes or create their own routes. There will also be opportunities to double mileage by visiting “double-dip” locations throughout Charlotte.

Contestants are encouraged to dress as a superhero.

“Dress up will be a fun and creative way to channel our inner superhero to honor and support our childhood cancer community, while raising funds and awareness to fight their nemesis – cancer,” Ryan said.

Would you like to register?

Registration costs $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Fundraising is encouraged, but not required. Proceeds benefit the 24 Foundation’s pediatric cancer partners, including Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital, Pinky Swear Foundation and Claire’s Army. On the Internet:

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