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3 Ways to Give Back in Support of Physical Fitness and Sports

May 31, 2017
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In celebration of May being National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and, with summer weather right around the corner, now is a perfect time to promote healthy and active lifestyles. If you’ve been thinking about giving back, but haven’t found the right opportunity then read on -- we’ve put together a list of three simple ways to help you celebrate health and give back to your community.

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 Give your time

 Today, many nonprofit health organizations hold volunteer events and projects to raise awareness for a good cause. Volunteering at these events are not only a great way to give back to your community, but they can also help your staff build stronger bonds. If you’re looking for some local organizations to volunteer with, consider giving your time to the American Lung Association, the Special Olympics, or Bright Pink, a nonprofit advocating for the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

 Make a donation

 When things get busy, it can be hard to carve out time to volunteer. The good news is that you can still give back and improve the wellness of others by making a donation to a nonprofit of your choice. One great local organization you can donate to is the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club, which empowers individuals with disabilities and gives them the opportunity to be physically active, engaged with their community, and helps them set and reach goals.

 Get the word out

 If you don’t have the budget or time to give back at the moment, that’s okay -- you can still make the most of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Whether it’s an office-wide email or through word of mouth, there are plenty of opportunities to promote local nonprofits and let others know that they can participate. If you’re looking for some great health and wellness profits to recommend, make sure to stop by the Techweek Gives list of nonprofits.

 As National Physical Fitness and Sports Month wraps, continue think about how you can promote wellness in your community by giving back. Whether you’re giving your time, a donation, or simply getting the word out, your contributions can ensure that others lead a healthier, happier, lifestyle.

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