K2C2

Said the BAMgirls to badasses everywhere,

Do you hear what I hear?

Tweeting #K2C2 everywhere.

Do you hear what I hear?

A challenge, a challenge,

To give and to recieve,

With an app that makes it a breeze

With an app to help burn calories.

Or, with apologies to George Michael: “Last December you gave us your heart, and the very next day we made you do more pushups.”  HA!

Ah, we miss Mashups… But we digress. Back to our post about December’s BAMworkout.

Remember #K2C?  It stood for “Kind to the Core,” and was our first altruistic fitness workout in which we challenged everyone to give $1/day for each day they completed our core workout in December. It was a smashing success! In total, the girls of BAMstrength raised over $400 for the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society and were able to drop 100 pushups, no problem, by the end of the month. That’s a LOT of sweaty bicep giving.

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This year, we’ve revamped our December challenge (#K2C2) and are asking you to go the extra mile and become a sponsored athlete.

Wait….what?!?

Yes, you heard that right. We’re challenging each of you to become a sponsored athlete for the month. And, with our challenge starting on December 1st, the same day as #GivingTuesday, we encourage each of you to persuade others to join in on the fun as well.

How do you go about becoming a BAMathlete?

It’s easy. Simply go your app store and download Charity Miles on your smartphone. You’ll be asked to log in, and then each time you plan to walk, run, or ride a bike, you open the app, choose a charity, and press start.

As you exercise, the app tracks your distance, and a corporate sponsor donates money to your charity on your behalf! At the end of the month you can choose to finish your sponsorship, at which time they will send you a note confirming your hard work and total amount you earned.

Really, this couldn’t be better. You win from exercise that is motivated by giving to others, and charities win via donations. You could, of course, plan to match a donation on your own – that is entirely up to you!

With 37 charities to choose from, we hope you can find one that you’d like to support! If not, then we challenge you to keep track of your own distance the month of December and make a charitable donation to the charity of your choice.

We would like to be able to keep a running tab on how much you badass ladies are giving, so keep us updated through the month (using the hastag #K2C2). Wouldn’t it be great if we could smash last year’s total in charitable giving?!

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”    – quote from Love, Actually

Love Actually,

Your First Ladies

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Linda, Ruth, & Sarah

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