Whittier PTA “Insanity Mud Run” Raises $15,000


Longfellow Elementary was a typical school that relied on unhealthy food fundraisers each fall to raise money for student field trips. After parents participated in the Activate Whittier "Change Starts With Me" Leadership training on healthy eating and active living, they decided to make a change in their school. They worked closely with Michel Hesia, Longfellow PTA President, to plan and host a student "Insanity Mud Run" which raised $15,000 through student supported sponsorships! Not only did the students get an opportunity to be physically active, the PTA raised twice as much money as they had when selling cookie dough and cheese cake. For more information click here.