The Better World Challenge is all about challenging ourselves to make the world a better place. Well, Ryan Robledo took action and chose to run for justice. Over the month of June, Ryan ran three miles every day. To keep himself accountable, he donated every time he ran and wanted to donate more for every day he didn’t run, to Food for Lane County and Eugene-Springfield NAACP. Read his story below.
“It was weird because the idea came to me randomly. I wasn’t doing a lot of exercises, and with school being done, I wasn’t feeling challenged at all. I also was paying attention to what was going on in the world, especially with the Black Lives Matter movement, which made me want to do something.
I was thinking of ideas on how I could get my butt off the couch, and the idea came to me to run every day in June. The next step was to find a way to motivate myself to do it, so I thought of donating to an organization every time I ran! I also wanted to keep myself accountable so that I wouldn’t give up. Hence, I decided to make it so that I would pay $1 to each organization every time I ran and $3 each time I didn’t run.
The reason I posted about it on my social media because I noticed how many of my friends would interact with my posts and stories, which made me challenge them as well. I couldn’t be more proud of everyone who reached out, supported me, and donated because it really helped me get off the couch and get those three miles every day.”
Ryan was able to not only reach his goal of raising $500 but also crush it by raising $1,206 for Food for Lane County and Eugene-Springfield NAACP. Now that is a Better World Human, folks! Anything is possible if we put our minds to it. Ryan was able to raise over $1,200 for organizations doing incredible work, while also getting in shape! You can do it too.
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