Million Mile Month

Americans suffer around a million heart attacks and strokes each year, and one national group is looking to change that one-mile at a time.

The not-for-profit Cyberways and Waterways started the “Million Mile Month” to challenge people across the county to, together, log one million miles of physical activity throughout April.

The campaign grabbed the attention of the Naperville Running Company, so they joined in and challenged others to be part of the cause.

“Anybody can do it, it’s running, walking, swimming, biking, any of those you can do. All you have to do actually is go on, register, and basically pledge your miles. You can donate to the cause, but it’s free or you can donate. And then you log whatever you do everyday, activity wise, into the system,” said Naperville Running Company Owner, Kris Hartner.

The Naperville Running Company is a part of the Independent Running Retailer Association, and are currently in third place for participating organizations.

The program is based on the honor system, however, you can attach your FitBit or MapMyFitness straight to your profile.

Proceeds from the Million Mile Month benefit Cyberways and Waterways, which focuses on eliminating heart disease, improving the wellness of all and educating children about personal health and the health of the world around them.

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