Austin Marathon Gives has named HealthStart Foundation one of its 2022 Austin Marathon official charities. This unique program connects non-profit organizations to passionate race participants and community members willing to fundraise and raise awareness for causes that give back to our local community. This will be HealthStart's 6th year as an official partner of Austin Marathon Gives.
From now until race day on February 20th, 2022, HealthStart will be raising funds with the help of #TeamHealthStart to make a real difference in the lives of young children and their families. With childhood obesity and early onset chronic diseases at all time highs due to the pandemic, teaching young children how their food and fitness choices affects their health is critically important.
HealthStart is using the Austin Marathon to launch 20 in '22, a year-long fundraising campaign with the goal of serving 20 new schools and community partners in 2022. This comes at a critical turning point for the organization as in-person engagements begin to return and the demand for quality health education rises from the effects seen from the pandemic.
Community members can get involved by joining #TeamHealthStart to make a real difference in the lives of young children and their families.
Visit our Austin Marathon event page to learn how you can join #TeamHealthStart.
For any questions about getting involved, contact Sharon Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.