On Saturday, August 4th, I will be running 16 Miles across the island of Nantucket to help make a positive impact on the Nantucket community. I am running for two reasons: 1) To take action and set a positive example for today’s youth 2) To raise funds to combat childhood obesity and inactivity. All the the money raised will go towards the funding of FREE kids and family fitness programs on Nantucket.
On Sunday, August 12th, from 3-4pm, Carpe Vita Inc. is teaming up with the Nantucket Health Club and Power Systems Equipment to have ,Carpe Nantucket, a FREE kids and family fitness event open to the entire Nantucket community. There will be fun fitness activities for all ages and fitness levels that promote healthy active living. All of money raised goes towards the purchase of equipment and additional programming costs. Our goal is to raise $25,000....ever little bit counts and any donation is greatly appreciated. With every tax deductible donation that is made, you will receive a CARPE t-shirt and will be an official member of Team CARPE. **I only ask that you wear the shirt with pride and exemplify the values of Carpe Vita Inc.: Work Hard, Lead by Example, and “Seize Life”...Carpe Vita.
Thank you very much for your time and support.
Lauren Sposito Truono
Below is additional background information about Carpe Vita Inc. and myself.
Carpe Vita Inc., “ Seize Life,” is a home grown “no fluff” non-profit 501c3 who's purpose is to take action against childhood obesity and inactivity. Our Core Values are simple: 1) Work Hard. 2) Lead by Example. 3) “Seize Life,” Carpe Vita. Our mission is to make a positive impact on children and families by providing free fitness instruction, equipment, health/wellness education, and financial assistance for in need sports and fitness programs.
I am a Renaissance Woman who has continually grown and has diversified in many areas of fitness over my 20 year career in fitness and athletics. Over that span of time I have worked as a physical education teacher and coach at the Palm Beach Day School in Palm Beach, FL and at The Meadowbrook School, in Weston, MA. I have been a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor for over 20 years and have taught classes including Zumba, TRX, Spinning, Bootcamp, water aerobics, and body sculpting. I am a competitive athlete that was a two sport captain that played Field Hockey and Lacrosse at Babson College. I then went on to become a competitive marathon runner. I have completed over 40 marathons all over the world including, Boston, Rome, Hawaii, New York, Chicago, Miami, Palm Beach, Disney, and Hartford. My personal best marathon time is a 3:09 finish in Miami where I placed 8th for the women. I am a 6 Time "Rock Run" Finisher a 50 Mile Ultra race around island of Nantucket. Ten years ago I was diagnosed Lupus, dealing with the challenges of the disease keeps me humble and appreciative of every single moment. I try and live by the Latin phrase, Carpe Vita, "Seize Life."