Another Reason to Walk, Run and Ride

Need additional motivation to get back into shape?  How about fund raising?

My wife and I have been doing things to get back into shape.  This has included running, riding road bikes, swimming and a few other

Terri and I at the Collins County Texas Ride.

Terri and I at the Collins County Texas Ride.

activities.  Recently I stumbled upon an app called Charity Miles.  It helps raise money for various causes by partnering with sponsors who agree to contribute for volunteers’ fitness activities.

How does it work?

Just launch the app, choose a charity and either walk, run or bike. The selected charity then earns money for every mile covered. Walkers and runners earn up to 25¢ per mile; bikers earn up to 10¢ per mile.

Companies like Johnson & Johnson and Humana agree to provide up to 10 cents for every biking mile and 25 cents for every running or walking mile.

File Jun 14, 6 22 46 PMThis screenshot shows the miles of my activities.  I have chosen to dedicate my miles for Alzheimer’s Association.  Almost daily I help with families who are addressing issues caused by this disease.  As a nation we are facing a crisis that will easily overwhelm our health systems.

The app is easy to use and it posts the activities automatically.  You are given an option to Tweet or FaceBook post the activity.

Not that athletic?  Some people turn it on while shopping or mowing their lawn!  Every mile counts.

Want more information?  Go to http://www.charitymiles.org/

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About Richard Winblad

Richard Winblad is a lifelong Oklahoma City Metro resident with a law practice focused on Elder Law and Estate Planning. His practice focus helping seniors and veterans by giving sound legal estate planning advice including Medicaid Estate Planning and Veteran’s Benefit Qualification. In 1984, Richard graduated from OSU with an undergraduate degree in Business he later sought and earned a Law Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1992. His practice is based in Edmond and is held in a beautiful pre-statehood home close to UCO at 102 E. Thatcher. He is president of the Oklahoma City Commercial Lawyers Association, a group that provides legal an ethical training for attorneys. He is also a member of “Lawyers with Purpose”, an organization that provides in depth training and support to attorneys who practice in the area of elder law. He received an AV Preeminent® rating by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. Dedicated to educating the public, Richard does workshops and presentations all around the state for professionals and laypersons. These programs provide vital information to our veterans and seniors as they look forward in planning living and financial needs that fit their desires.

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