Volume 21 | December 2018
December 2018
A Message From Our President, Judy Wexler 

School is going by so fast and the holidays are right around the corner.

We had a very busy fall season trying to expand our iRun4Life running program into more elementary schools. I attended the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (PSAHPERD) conference at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in western PA. I had a vendor table where I spoke with many elementary school gym teachers about our iRun4Life running and Gives Back programs. We are also planning to attend a PTO Expo in Wilmington, DE in February where we will meet with PTO presidents and members from local elementary schools from New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Our goal – as always is to share our mission to combat childhood obesity by getting elementary school children outside running and eating healthy.

During the week after Thanksgiving, iRun4Life participated in a Facebook Giving Tuesday Fundraiser where we raised money to help provide healthy snacks for our 25 iRun4Life programs. Thank you to all our donors!

School running programs will be starting in a few short months so get your sneakers ready! Be on the lookout for your school’s sign up information.

We have started planning the 10 th anniversary iRun4Life Kids Only 3K Race at Doylestown Central Park on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Mark your calendars! More information will follow soon.

Running in cold weather always makes me feel better, so keep up your exercise and enjoy the winter.
Happy Holidays and have a very safe and Happy New Year!

Welcome New Schools and New Directors!
New School
McDonald Elementary -- Centennial School District
New Directors
Aesha Tahir -- Director, Bridge Valley Elementary
Karen Cassidy -- Director, Simon Butler Elementary
Shannon Aikens -- Co-Director, Simon Butler Elementary
Jessica Philp -- Director, Jamison Elementary
Jenn Mihalics -- Director, McDonald Elementary
Kristen Norcross -- Director, Warwick Elementary
Special Note for Directors: Our Director Meeting is scheduled for January 24, 2019.

We are in need of a new director(s) to run your program! If you would like to be a part of the iRun4Life School Director team and ensure the program continues for your kids, please email our School Outreach Coordinator, Kathy .
Gives Back Program

We are currently working with a couple of Philadelphia Community Schools on designating our Gives Back recipient(s) for 2019. We look forward to sharing the news with you soon!
iRun4Life Giving Tuesday Fundraiser:

We held our very first Giving Tuesday fundraiser on Facebook. It ran from November 19-29, and our goal was to raise money for our schools' healthy snack funds. Each school director will be receiving a check to put towards healthy snacks for the 2019 program!
iRun4Life Kids Only 3K Race: 10th Anniversary!

We are so excited to be planning our 10th iRun4Life Kids Only 3K Race. This will be a very special year as we work to add more schools to the program, with the goal of getting lots of kids up and outside for exercise, and learning about how to eat and live healthy. The 2019 race will feature special anniversary medals – we can't wait to see your kids wearing them after they complete the race. Mark your 2019 calendar now for May 19 @ Doylestown Central Park!
PSAHPERD Conference & PTO Today LIVE Expo

In November, Judy attended (as a vendor) the P SAHPERD
(Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education & Dance, Inc.) Convention at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, PA. iRun4Life continues to encourage new schools to join our program.

We'll also be attending the PTO Today LIVE Expo for PTO & PTA Leaders on February 27, 2019. We'll give you a report on Facebook and in our next newsletter.
Worth another mention ...
Real Woman Article about iRun4Life!

Our iRun4Life founder and president, Judy Wexler, talks about the philosophy, success, and sponsor needs of the iRun4Life organization in the latest issue of Real Woman Magazine . Click HERE link to read the article, " Judy Wexler Is Fighting Childhood Obesity By Making Running Fun ".
Facebook Donate Button & Fundraising

The iRun4Life Facebook page has an active Donate button allowing anyone to make a donation to our organization right on Facebook! Donating this way allows the full amount to be paid out, as Facebook does not charge any payment fees to charitable organizations. Please encourage people to visit our page, www.facebook.com/iRun4Life, and click Donate under our logo/cover photo.
There is also an easy way to run your own Facebook fundraiser for iRun4Life. Your friends and family who view the post and would like to donate can do so right on Facebook -- it's so easy! Facebook fundraisers will help us raise money for the upcoming iRun4Life season, and will benefit the general organization fund so we can help the schools with their needs and bring in needed funds for the Kids Only 3K Race. Click here to see how it's done!
Recipes featuring healthy ingredients for healthy living
Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
Fruit salads aren't just for summer ... there are lots of great fruits in season NOW. This recipe is easy to make and looks beautiful on the table! The yummy dressing contains ingredients like lemon juice, honey, poppy seeds and more.

Prep time is just 20 minutes – easy peasy! Just search "winter" at cookingclassy.com.
Chicken Noodle Soup
By:  Skinny Taste
Soup such a great, easy meal for these cold winter days! This quick Classic Chicken Noodle Soup recipe can be made in a pot on the stove or your Instant Pot.

At skinnytaste.com , search "chicken noodle soup" to find this great recipe.

  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Less than 250 calories per serving!
Fundraising Tool: Giving Assistant

You care about our cause; and we care about YOU! That’s why iRun4Life has teamed up with Giving Assistant to make it easier to donate. Simply sign up, select our cause, and shop at over 3,000+ online stores. You’ll save money and earn cash back on your everyday purchases, all while making a difference. Click the Giving Assistant banner to start shopping!
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