Thank you for helping support me to complete Race for a Reason and additionally helping me raise money for Live Healthy Appalachia!
Kari's Reason: I never thought that one day I would call myself a runner. Having joined the military 9 years ago and running being a requirement, I have grown into being able to call myself a runner. Thankfully, joining the military helped propel me into living a more active and healthy lifestyle. I believe LHA serves as a catalyst to help our community have the opportunity to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. By educating and supporting community members through so many programs, they can serve as this change agent like the military served as one in my life. I firmly believe everyone should have equal access to live a healthy life and make healthy choices. LHA works hard every day to make this true in our community. I am proud to help support this mission!
About Live Healthy Appalachia: Our mission is to promote healthy eating and active living through educational opportunities and community partnerships. This mission is reflected in our programs, classes, and events in the community. Our vision is empowered people making healthy choices. Formed in 2010, Live Healthy Appalachia (LHA) is an Athens, Ohio-based nonprofit organization which aims to promote health and wellbeing in our Appalachian region. Since our inception, over 7000 individuals in the region have taken part in LHA programs promoting health and wellness. Our programs include Live Healthy Kids (LHK), which serves second grades in Athens, Washington, and Scioto Counties; The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), which is offered in Athens County to adults; professional development opportunities including the Appalachian Health Summit and worksite wellness activities which target professionals in Southeast Ohio; and volunteer-driven community health projects, such as Cooking Coaches, and My First 5K which take place in Athens and Hocking Counties. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers that make our mission a reality. Through all these years our purpose still remains the same: to make health accessible for everyone in our region.