The concept is simple. 5 cans, 5 kilometers, and a world of difference.
Rapid growth and a tough economy have left Inland Empire residents and families with some serious challenges in both hunger and overall health. Southern California is home to one of the largest heart disease rates in the nation, though risk of heart disease and dozens of other serious ailments can be significantly reduced by activity as simple as even light walking.
The creative students of our Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Collegiate Advocates for Better Living (CABL) teams have been working together this year on an innovative way to put a dent in all of these challenges: The 5 CAN 5K.
Visit Facebook.com/5can5k or realhealthy.org
Designing a five kilometer walk/run starting on the corner of Riverwalk Ave. and Pierce St. in Riverside, California, the students have invited the entire community to join in. The run, held on Sunday, April 29, will feature two waves, the first wave being for more serious runners, and the second for joggers, walking families, and parents with strollers. And instead of the usual fee for participation in such an event, runners/walkers are asked to bring a minimum five can donation to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. A free health fair, open to the community, will also be taking place during this event.
Through the 5 CAN 5K you will help feed your neighbors, raise awareness of an important challenge in our community, and burn some calories in the process!
We invite all of our readers to support this student-led effort, whether through participation in the 5k, attendance at the health fair, or even just visiting their facebook page to help spread the news about this exciting event.