Daily Chatter

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Run.org

The Run.org

As I sat on only one butt check trying to drive my manual transmission car yesterday morning due to my extremely sensitive tail bone, I was so excited when I passed this bus.  So excited that after dropping LBM at the preschool/sitter I went back to see if I could catch a quick chat with them. 
Don't know what The Run.org is?

We’re leading the movement to transform the nation’s health through healthy lifestyle and natural medicine.

The Run: Moving Natural Medicine Forward, was founded to dramatize and publicize the urgent need for all Americans to take massive action and transform our nation’s health and spark a movement on Main Street America. Dr. Dennis Godby, nephew Jonas Ely, and two sons, Isaiah and Jeremiah, are taking the drastic steps, of each running an average of 30 miles per day- (currently the team has run over 8,000 miles) – to bring attention to, and raise awareness how lifestyle choices and natural medicine is “the cure” to optimizing health for which we have been waiting!
The US Healthcare costs for 2011 will be 2.8 trillion dollars! Yet, the nation’s health has never been worse. The steadily declining health of the American people is a national emergency and an unfolding human and financial disaster:

“Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation of children that will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.” – Surgeon General Richard Carmona, 2004

One in three American children born in 2000 will develop diabetes if they adopt the nation’s inactive and overeating lifestyle. For Hispanic children, the odds are even worse: 1 in 2 children will develop diabetes if we do not change our current system of living (K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, from the CDC in Atlanta).

What is especially tragic in the nation’s declining health is that it is mostly our own chosen lifestyles that are killing us – not bad luck or poor genes!

The Run began in San Francisco on July 17, 2011, and will end in New York, NY, on 11-11-11, Veteran’s Day, with a symbolic leg to Bridgeport, CT on November 16, 2011. The ability of The Run to help transform America’s health depends on how we are able to get the word out to everyone we know. YOU can play a big part in the transformation of the nation’s health! Your donation will make a difference in helping us to publicize how we can make significant changes in America’s health, and maybe even yours!

I like a health care plan/system that makes people accountable for their own health first.  By living in a healthy way; eating less, moving more, eating in season and local, using moderation, I believe we can achieve better health for the majority of people.  I know all too well that sometimes a person can be living a healthy lifestyle and still become seriously ill.  But I agree that there are more options for maintaining good health and treatment for illness than most people know about. 
So hop over the The Run.org maybe while you are recovering from your weekend race or long run. 

 I love the saying on the back of their bus, "CAUTION:  Runners in road next 3,250 miles."


  1. What a great way to spread the message! Sounds like a fantastic organization and cause.

  2. I believe that a lot of health issues are self-inflicted and it's my responsibility to look after myself - not ruin my body and expect the medical system to fix it up. Well done Dr Godby.

  3. Interesting. I'll have to check it out.