Are you a philanthropist? Can you run half a mile?

Think you’re not a philanthropist because don’t have a gazillion dollars to give away?

Think again.

Webster defines a philanthropist as “one who makes an active effort to promote human welfare.”

By that definition, we can all be philanthropists. So here’s a good way to join the club:

  1. Find three friends, family members, or coworkers who can run half a mile (doesn’t matter how fast).
  2. Register your four-person team to participate in the first United Way Relay on June 24 at Albemarle High School.

Please hurry. We need 100 more teams!  Register online today.

Teams can include kids as young as 10. The relay starts at 7:30. Teams need to arrive by 7 to get signed in and lined up for their runs.

There will be food and activities for kids. Joe Thomas of WCHV will broadcast live from the event.

Relay proceeds go to the United Way who, in partnership with UVa Health System and Sentara-Martha Jefferson Hospital, will support programs that help underserved people in our community access health care.

When we work together, we can make our whole community healthier – whether it’s helping moms get the prenatal care they need, improving access to basic care, or collaborating across our health systems to improve community-based care.