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Virtual Run

Miles for Smiles: Week 2

We want to challenge you to complete a Mile (or a few miles) for Elizabeth's Smile!

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Miles for Smiles: Week 2
Miles for Smiles: Week 2

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2023, 12:00 PM – Sep 30, 2023, 12:00 PM

Virtual Run

About the event

Welcome to the Miles for Smiles Challenge! Paul Marks, a wonderful volunteer in the UK, will be running each week in Central London to prepare for the Wimbledon Half Marathon on Oct. 29th. 

We want to challenge you to join him - from wherever you are in the world!

Not a seasoned runner? No worries! Go for a walk in the park, a bike ride around your neighborhood, or hit the gym! Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health. It can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, making it an essential tool in the journey of grief.

If you're in London and would like to join Paul on his weekly runs, click here to stay updated on where to meet up with him.

This week, we're running for Matt Argyle who lives in the UK and lost his wife to leukemia in 2015. Their son and daughter are teenagers now, and he tells us that their school was very unprepared to support them when their mother died.

Our research has found that the UK is a bit more open to talking about grief, but the US is not. Our team at Elizabeth's Smile wants to change that - for Matt's children. Our team has personal experience with schools also being underprepared to support grieving children. We have to do better for our children.

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