Working out to raise money for charity is a blast. Not only are you taking the time to get in shape, but you're also helping others in the process. And best of all, you can pick the cause that you’re most passionate about to boost your motivation even more.
So gather your friends and pick a plan that sounds exciting to you. This might be an app designed to raise money for charity through exercise, or it might be a bike race through the mountains in a faraway place. You may even choose to run to raise dollars for children’s cancer research and treatment.
Here are six great ways to work out for a cause.
Run for St. Jude
How do you raise money for children’s cancer research and treatment through exercise? You run from Memphis, Tenn., to Peoria, Ill., through St. Jude Runs.
This is just one of 39 affiliated runs that have raised more than $40 million for St. Jude throughout the years. (The events raised $4.55 million in 2015 alone.) You can even set up a fundraising page to raise money for St. Jude in your own unique way.
St. Jude is a renowned children’s cancer treatment center headquartered in Memphis with affiliate locations in Illinois, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina, Missouri and Johnson City, Tenn.
The program is unique in that children’s families don’t pay a cent for treatment. That’s right -- it’s free. Expenses are taken care of with donations, meaning that parents can fully focus on their child's recovery without worrying about financial burdens.