Hello Koko Nation!
This weekend, for 24 hours, our members, FitCoaches, owners, staff, friends and families across Koko Nation came together for the second annual Koko 5 Million Point Cardio Challenge, to hike and climb our way towards a common mission – to support the people we know and love who are battling cancer, and help them win.
Our goal: to earn 5 Million Koko Points and donate our “steps” to help the American Cancer Society raise money for its Relay For Life® efforts, while raising awareness about the importance of regular exercise in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
This year, we strengthened our partnership with ACS, and they are thrilled to make our cardio challenge a regular part of their annual Relay For Life efforts. We are proud to say that Koko Nation ROCKED it this year, earning a whopping 4,272,450 Koko Points during the 24-hour challenge…a major achievement! This is 180% more points than we earned in 2012, and means a $10,000 contribution to the American Cancer Society, which will be distributed across Relay For Life teams in local Koko FitClub communities.
We are so thankful and appreciative of everyone who participated…you truly amazed and inspired us all.
There are so many incredible stories that came out of this weekend’s event. Some members took their personal challenge to a whole new level by walking the equivalent of a marathon – 26.2 miles of Koko Cardio sessions – to show how Boston Strong they are. Seth Miller and Chris B. of Plainville…we’re talking about you. We look forward to hearing more great stories and seeing your pictures, so please share them on facebook.com/kokofitclub.
There were orange tutus and orange full body stockings. There was music and fun. Kids and laughter. There was a palpable feeling of positive energy across Koko FitClubs everywhere, and we cannot wait for next year.
Each club has a list of the final points across Koko Nation, so be sure to check with your FitCoaches or on your club’s facebook page to learn how your club contributed to this powerful cause.
On behalf of all of us here on the Koko team – including those who have fought and continue to fight their battles against cancer, our wonderful partners at the American Cancer Society, and the amazing local Relay For Life teams that hit the track each year for their own challenge… THANK YOU.
We look forward to announcing details for the 2014 Koko 5 Million Point Challenge, and hope you’ll join us.We hope you’ll be inspired to check out your local Relay For Life events and participate with some of your local KokoNuts. These events happen year-round throughout the country, and are a great, family-friendly way to get involved with your community. Be sure to tell them you’re a KokoNut! Visit http://www.relayforlife.org/ to learn more.
Yours in good health,
Mary Obana and Mike Lannon
Co-Founders, Koko FitClub