Charity Milers take Manhattan

By 2012-10-25Featured

If you walk, run or bike regularly, if you have an iPhone or smartphone, and if you like to help causes, then keep reading. Our friends at Social Geek Radio recently told us about an application called Charity Miles. It’s so easy to use and help charity organizations.¬† Bicyclists earn 10 cents per mile; walkers and runners earn 25 cents per mile, courtesy of corporate sponsors. Before heading out on your bike or foot, launch the app, and select which¬† an organization to sponsor for that walk. Today we can choose from 11 organizations including the ASPCA, Autism Speaks, Habitat for Humanity and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research are among a growing list of charitable causes that are represented. I walk my dog Coconut nearly one mile everyday. Over a year’s time, that equates to more than $90. When my husband and children go with me and launch the app on their iPhones, that $360 over one year. A group of social geeks including Charity Miles app founder Gene Gurkoff recently met in New York City to walk to raise awareness of the app. View Flickr stream