Ain't Too Old To MUV® Charity Walkathon: Everything You Need To Know
Showing America That We 'Ain't Too Old To MUV®' and Make a Difference
Here at Onthemuv, we have teamed up with Retired Players Congress to raise money for Children's National Hospital and Meals on Wheels America. Through a virtual Walk-a-thon from Tampa, FL (2021 Super Bowl) to Los Angeles, CA (2022 Super Bowl). The Walk-a-thon will take place from October 26, 2021 to January 31, 2022 giving you and your teammates plenty of time to accumulate miles and fundraise! Everything you would ever need to know about the walk-a-thon is on ATOMWalk.org, however I will do quick run down of the purpose, how it all works, and how you can join in on the fun!
Raise Funds and Awareness for Our Most Vulnerable People; Children and Older Adults
Children's National Hospital has been dedicated to giving more kids a healthy life by finding cures for childhood diseases and innovative therapies, regardless of families ability to pay.
Meals on Wheels America is a network of 5,000+ communities that are committed to providing seniors support that allows them to stay independent in their own homes. Meals on Wheels has been dedicated to empowering local programs since 1954.
What better way to help these amazing charities than to get MUVin' and walk into a healthier lifestyle! It has been reported that 80% of adults don't meet recommended physical activity guidelines. More alarming than that, 31 million people over the age of 50 get no physical activity beyond daily living. Participating in the ATOM Walkathon is a great motivator to put your life back in motion. Take a walk whenever you can and log your miles to support the MUVMENT + you're doing great things for your health. The phrase that I like to tell myself is," something is better than nothing!"
How It All Comes Together
What I find to be the coolest part about the ATOM WALK is you get to choose a team to be apart of. Each team has a captain that is a former pro retired NFL player.
Are you a huge Harold Jackson fan? Well you can be on his team! What about Marv Fleming or Clinton Jones?
You can literally be on a team with your favorite retired NFL players. The goal of each team is to out walk the others and raise the most funds in a little friendly competition.
Join The MUVMENT
So now that I have you completely invested, feel free to join in on the fun! There are a few different ways you can get involved. Head over to ATOMWALK.org to join a team and partake in walking the distance. However, if walking is not your thing and you still want to help the cause:
- Help spread the word by sharing the ATOM WALK social posts and/or donate.
- You can donate a flat amount to your favorite team, support a teammate, or donate to the campaign itself.
- Pledge an amount for every mile completed.
All of these are great ways to get involved and support the MUVMENT!
I hope to see you all MUVin', miniTREADing, and trekking your way to victory! We would love to hear about your experience in the comments! If you have any questions about the ATOM WALK, let me know and I will get them answered!