In the U.S., 95.4% of the population participate in some form of charitable giving. Recently, a few creative events encouraged people to donate by using fitness as their inspiration.
In early November, more than 230 runners started their fitness run in honor of the 45-year-old athletic trainer, Missy Bevers, who was killed in April while setting up an early-morning class.
“She has a strong passion for kids, mostly the disadvantaged kids and disabled kids,” said Renee Jones, Camp Gladiator and organizer of the charity 5K. “Her background was teaching.”
According to Fox 4 News, roughly six months after Bevers was killed, hundreds of her friends, family, and supporters showed up to run and show solidarity for one of Missy’s biggest passions in like: helping children in need.
“Everyone was really very fond of her because she was a really easy going person who just had a calling for people and went out of her way to help people,” said Missy’s friend Sam Roberts.
All the money donated in the run will go to scholarships to send needy kids to helpful clubs.
“We’re just going to carry it on going forward and make sure she continues to be honorees,” Jones added. “And to make her and her family proud.”
On a much larger scale, Britney Spears joined another fitness charity to raise over $1 million.
According to Billboard, Spears, alongside Mario Lopez, led a 45-minute cycling class to raise $1 Million toward building a new facility for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation to provide higher quality services to young cancer patients and provide more assistance to their families.
Each class participant donated to the cause. Before the class started, spears herself presented a check of $553,130 to NCCF president and CEO Jeff Gordon.