Next Up: The Toronto Fitness Challenge

Fitness ChallengeI am signed up and absolutely PUMPED to participate in the Toronto Fitness Challenge!  The event is being held on May 31 to June 1, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The two day event consists of fitness classes, competitions, motivational speakers and of course, opportunities to shop for everything fitness.

I will be participating in Sunday’s festivities because I will be participating in the my first 5K run in High Park on May 31.

This is another new challenge that last year, I could not imagine myself doing.  Fitness has pushed me to be more outgoing, to think positively, not to fear trying new things, and most importantly, it has made me see how important it is to share strength and positivity with my friends, family and my community.

Speaking of sharing positivity, I am also fundraising on behalf of the TFC for the Sick Kids Foundation.  The foundation’s goal is to spread awareness about childhood obesity and to encourage children to be active and healthy.  Sick Kids holds a special place in my heart not only because the hospital is a world-renowned leader in pediatric care; my mother was a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for just under 20 years.

My mother shared her memories of Sick Kids with me.  She cared for many ill newborns and premature babies and was a vital part of their fragile lives and the lives of their families.  The most rewarding part of her job was to help families bring home a healthy baby.  Nurses are amazing people!

My drive to complete the fitness challenge will be motivated by my mom and the efforts of all of the health care professionals and volunteers that make a difference in the lives of children in need.

Please feel free to visit my fundraising page and sponsor me.  My fundraising goal is $300 in 40 days so I better get to it!

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