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Discover Fitness Foundation

Discover Fitness Foundation (DFF) awards athletic scholarships to children fighting obesity, children with special needs, and children with financial need wishing to participate in recreational and competitive level gymnastics. The DFF mission will be accomplished by generating and providing the funding, and acting as a liaison organization, linking scholarship candidates with a gymnastics facility near their home.

Monster Mash 15K, 10K, 5K
October 27, 2012
 Houston, Texas
The Foundation story:  Gabby (above) is a little girl who started in Discover Fitness Foundation a year ago.  She was diagnosed with Autism at an early age.  Her parents are a wonderful example and have dedicated themselves to giving her every opportunity at a normal life.

 Like many kids with Autism, she was socially awkward, needed assistance in school and lacked coordination which only added to the insecurities.  After a few months with Discover Fitness Foundation, the caring coaches began to see drastic improvements.  Her brain-to-body communication had increased dramatically.  Her accomplishments had given her confidence and that began to spill over into the rest of her life.

 Recently, her parents reported that she no longer needed assistance for her schooling and had been placed in the "normal" classes.  She has also developed better social skills and is making more and more friends every day.  Her coaches have seen such a change in her physical performance that she has been placed in the mainstream gymnastics classes.

 Discover Fitness Foundation is making a difference and this program works.

 My personal story:  I'm running this race for the foundation and for myself.  I moved to Houston and went from a physically demanding career to a sedentary career.  In a few short months I had put on 20lbs and felt terrible.  I wasn't sleeping well or eating well and I didn't have the energy to play with my kids.  My confidence began to deteriorate.  I knew something had to give.

 I made a commitment to myself that I would set the alarm, get up, and exercise.  I've changed my diet, exercise 5-6 days a week and I've lost the 20lbs.  I feel great and I want to celebrate with this run.

For those of you who know me, you know that I love to help facilitate giving to great causes.  Please click on the donate button and support my reason to race.

$20 will pay 1 class for a child and $300 will pay for 1 semester.  Give generously.  All donations are tax deductible.

I appreciate your help in reaching my goal!


Donations2Date: $360

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Johnny Gravis $20.00 10/29/2012
Patricia Hunt $300.00 10/27/2012
Henry Weigel $40.00 10/14/2012
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