By the Numbers: Fitness and Philanthropy

By AFM – December 30, 2011

Nearly every weekend there is a ride or race in Austin benefiting a worthy nonprofit organization. Austin residents—from the fittest to the fluffiest—routinely give time, training, and money to participate ‘for a good cause.’ Here’s how all that activity adds up.

3.47 billion
Dollars raised for cancer awareness since the first Relay for Life 1985

11
Number of different countries the 2011 Race for the Cure will be hosted

4,300
People who participated in the Austin LiveStrong Challenge in 2011

22,000 
Dollars The University of Texas at Austin raised last year at a 12-hour dance marathon to benefit Dell Children’s hospital

26
Number of charities the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon benefits

4,500 
Miles students from The University of Texas at Austin will ride from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska to raise money for cancer awareness

17 
Minimum number of charity bike rides Austin hosted in 2011

4,285 
Articles of clothing the Austin Undie Run collected for LifeWorks, Top Drawer, and the Trinity Center


Number of men who ran from Boston to Austin in 2010 raising $8,694 to donate to four different charities

120,000 
Dollars raised at the 2011 Capital 10K for the Austin Children’s Shelter and Stateman’s Swim Safe for Austin Kids

179
Number of swimmers who raced in the Money Box Cap 2K to raise money for Swimability

60 
Flights of stairs climbed in the Fight for Air Climb hosted by the American Lung Association at the Frost Bank Tower

2,544,760 
Number of dimes raised by Dell Inc. for March of Dimes in 2011

5
Number of tire changes the average bike rider will have in the Texas 4000, the longest charity bike ride which benefits MD Anderson and The Children’s Cancer hospital

6,000 
Number of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches the Texas 4000 team will eat on their ride

5,679 
Number of backpacks the Wounded Warriors Project has delivered to soldiers returning from war

4,078 
Number of philanthropies in Texas

100,000 
Dollars raised by the Austin Marathon Relay for Junior Achievement, a program that helps students through Central Texas

8,000 
Number of Burundians given access to water over the past 4 years as a result of Austin’s Run for the Water Race

100
Yards women run in the annual Stiletto Stampede benefitting the Susan G Komen Foundation

Sources: Relay for Life: Facts and Figures 2010; http://apps.komen.org/raceforthecure/; http://www.livestrong.org/Take-Action/Team-LIVESTRONG-Events/Ride/Team-LIVESTRONG-Challenge-Austin; https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=102181373176926&v=wall; http://youraustinmarathon.com/26for26; http://youraustinmarathon.com/26for26; http://www.texas4000.org/; http://austinontwowheels.org/cycling-events-calendar/; http://undierun.com/; http://www.2000milerun.com/donations/; http://www.statesman.com/cap10k/race-information-982618.html; http://www.cap2k.com/; http://www.lungusa.org/pledge-events/tx/austin-climb/local/event-information.html; http://www.marchforbabies.org/default.aspx?si=&u; www.texas4000.com; www.texas4000.com; http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs.aspx; www.cof.org/files/Documents/Government/StateGiving/TX.pdf; http://www.austinmarathonrelay.com/?page_id=160; http://gazellefoundation.com/runforthewater2011/details.html; http://www.stilettostampede.org/FAQ.html
 

 
 

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