Yesterday was World AIDS Day, which was the perfect opportunity for a number of folks to do their Dares! Here are a few of the inspiring Dares that took place this week:
Michael Wilson dared to run as far as he could in a day
Michael raised more than $2000 and ran from Halifax to Peggy’s Cove — a 62 km trek! Michael blogged about his Dare and posted some inspiring (and potentially shin-splint-inducing) words and photos from his run. You can check out his blog by clicking here, and you can support Michael and other International Development students at Dalhousie University by clicking here.
The Martin family dared to get rid of their car
As of yesterday, the Martin family in Toronto are officially a no-car household — for good! During an event at a local café, the family symbolically handed over the car keys and brought their bikes onstage, before peddling home to their new, car-free life. So far, the Martins have raised $1400 for African community projects turning the tide of HIV/AIDS. To read about why Stephanie Martin and her family took on their Dare — and to donate — click here!
The Port Perry G-Moms dared to belly dance
The Port Perry G-Moms is a grandmothers’ group raising awareness and funds for African grandmothers and grandchildren affected by HIV/AIDS. They wrapped up a month of practicing, achy joints and sore muscles with a belly-dancing extravaganza on World AIDS Day for their family, friends, and supporters. The G-Moms raised $2900 before the event even took place. You can push their total even higher by clicking here!
We’ll be profiling some fantastic December Dares — like Decemburns and DecemBreak — in the coming days. Keep checking back to find out more, and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on all things Dare and SLF.