ONE WOMAN PEDALS CROSS-COUNTRY FOR HEALTHY KIDS
The School Food Tour partners with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation to promote healthy eating and physical activity among youth
BEND, Oregon – August 11, 2011 – Healthy eating and regular physical activity are two important factors that contribute to lifelong wellness and cancer prevention. Sara Salo’s School Food Tour (SFT) aims to promote these elements of healthy living through a 9 month, 6,000-mile bicycle ride that will stop in 30+ communities across 16 states. The SFT program will engage students and communities in empowering conversations about how to make healthy changes in both their personal lives and within local schools.
The School Food Tour is pleased to announce a partnership with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF). JWCF was founded by John Wayne’s family after he passed away from cancer in 1979 and JWCF is dedicated to “bringing courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer”. The SFT initiative will augment JWCF’s many cancer research, education, awareness and support programs.
Sara will be pedaling as a Team Duke athlete and dedicating her ride to the fight against cancer. Team DUKE is JWCF’s athletic fundraising program that allows anyone to add a charity component to their racing goals or personal challenges. JWCF welcomes everyone to join Team DUKE at www.teamduke.org. To support the SFT and JWCF, donate to JWCF through Sara’s personal Team DUKE webpage at http://www.teamduke.org/goto/SFT.
The SFT began in Bend, Oregon on August 19, 2011 and will conclude in Houghton, Michigan in June of 2012. For detailed route information and to learn how you can get involved, please visit the SFT website www.schoolfoodtour.org.
School Food Tour
Sara Salo, Founder
John Wayne Cancer Foundation