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Member Spotlight: Mike Murphy

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Mike Murphy! Gene met Mike in January at the Houston Marathon with Aftershokz.  When Gene sent out the bat signal that he was coming to town, Mike replied with an amazing story that we had to share here. Hailing from just outside Houston,…
Harris Goldstein
February 3, 2019
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Harris Goldstein

In this special edition of our Member Spotlight I will be featuring a member of the Charity Miles staff…myself! After months of sharing the incredible stories of many within the Charity Miles community I thought it would be interesting to spotlight myself and share my fitness journey over the years. Born and…
Harris Goldstein
January 23, 2019
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Member Spotlight: Ben Hinton

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Ben Hinton! Ben has overcome many obstacles throughout his life, including the loss of vision in his right eye as a teen, along with suffering from a traumatic brain injury only several years ago. Despite these events Ben has persevered, inspiring many individuals along…
Harris Goldstein
January 10, 2019
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Kim Nagy

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Kim Nagy! Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Kim has had a big year, reaching each of her fitness goals, while overcoming a multitude of health challenges along the way. What better way to bring in the new year than to spotlight a Charity Miles Champion…
Harris Goldstein
December 31, 2018
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Ashley Hite Zimmerman

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Ashley Hite Zimmerman! Working as a home health aide in Linden, Alabama, Ashley was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease several years ago. I had the chance to chat with Ashley about life with Graves’ Disease, working as a caregiver and how Charity Miles has helped her…
Harris Goldstein
December 26, 2018
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Member Spotlight: Jeff Olsen

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Jeff Olsen! A former police officer and BMX rider, Jeff was recently diagnosed with MS. I had the opportunity to speak with Jeff about life with Multiple Sclerosis, Bike MS and maintaining a positive mindset despite trying circumstances. What an inspiration! Born in Clark,…
Harris Goldstein
December 21, 2018
Podcast Episodes

Terence Gerchberg – Back on My Feet

Terence Gerchberg is the Executive Director of the New York City Chapter of Back on My Feet, an incredible organization that combats homelessness and addiction through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Plus, he's an amazing all-around person. I recorded this podcast with Terence…
Gene Gurkoff
December 21, 2018
Podcast Episodes

Lisa Hallett – Run to Remember

Meet my new friend, Lisa Hallett. Lisa is the founder of wear blue: run to remember, which honors the service and sacrifice of the American military-- and their families. I first learned of wear blue a few years ago when I ran the Seattle Marathon. They had taken over the entire…
Gene Gurkoff
December 20, 2018
Podcast Episodes

Shadrack Biwott – Run Happy

Shadrack Biwott is not just one of the most elite marathoners in the world; he is also an incredible person. Shadrack was born and raised in Kenya. He ran barefoot for most of his life, until he received his first pair of running shoes as a gift from his older…
Gene Gurkoff
December 18, 2018
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Kerry Terrel

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Kerry Terrel! I had the chance to chat with the avid athlete about her post-retirement life, Charity Miles and her recent return to fitness. “We live in two cities as my husband is still working and I have been retired since 2010. We live…
Harris Goldstein
December 15, 2018
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Member Spotlight: Shawn Mastrantonio

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Shawn Mastrantonio! Shawn, a fitness guru and real life warrior, lives with a cancer called Von Hippel-Lindau disease. I had the chance to chat with Shawn about life with VHL, Charity Miles and what he’s doing to make a difference for the better!…
Harris Goldstein
December 10, 2018
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Member Spotlight: Olga Zingerman

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Olga Zingerman! Olga, who currently calls Washington DC home, has led an interesting life as she has lived in 3 different countries throughout her lifetime! I recently had the opportunity to chat with the IDF veteran about Charity Miles, her recent weight loss…
Harris Goldstein
November 27, 2018
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Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, instead of buying gifts for people, let's make investments in their health, minds and spirits. What better way to show someone you care about them? Here are our holiday gift/investment recommendations... 📚 Books.  Books are a great gift to show someone that you really care about them. Check out our best…
Gene Gurkoff
November 21, 2018
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Member Spotlight: Steve Hughes

This edition of our Member Spotlight features Charity Miles member Steve Hughes. Hailing from Maine, this Air Force veteran and Chief Master Sergeant just completed a nearly 3,000 mile journey from coast to coast to raise money for a variety of causes supporting America's veterans. I had to chance to chat with…
Harris Goldstein
November 19, 2018