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Runners and athletes’ movement is deeply rooted in their bodies. It’s a part of us. We run when we’re happy. We run when we’re sad. We run when we need to think through something. We run because of the shared community. We run when others can’t.
When we look for ways to show support and to give back to others, we often turn to running. Just witness how the running community came together after the Boston marathon attacks and what we did together to lift each other up, to raise money and to show solidarity.
BostonStrongNYC – a run for Boston
For me, giving back through service is something that was ingrained in me at a young age and led to a career in the nonprofit sector. However, more than my professional work, running and using my physical strength has been one of the most meaningful and empowering ways that I have to support those in need.
Over the years, I have participated in a number of races – from 5Ks to an Olympic distance triathlon with Team in Training – to support cancer initiatives. My life has been touched too many times by cancer. While I might not be able to make the disease go away or make the pain go away, I can do something by being active and coming together with others to raise money for and awareness of these issues and to support cancer patients, survivors and their families.
New York City Triathlon with Team in Training
Running and being an active volunteer is a powerful way to be able to give back – by moving our bodies. And it’s contagious too.
Advil® proudly supports and provides relief to volunteers who don’t let pain get in the way of helping others through its Relief in Action campaign. Here’s what you can do to support active volunteers: