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Nonprofit hosts virtual campaign, allowing you to run, walk, do physical activities to help homeless youth

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Posted at 4:37 AM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 06:17:24-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Between October 8 and October 12, you can help local homeless youth with every step you take.

The national nonprofit StandUp For Kids is hosting its first virtual event, called StandUp And Move For Kids. The campaign aims to raise money and resources to help homeless children.

StandUp For Kids has helped roughly 1,500 homeless youth in Hampton Roads.

“Ending the cycle of youth homelessness is the main reason,” Nicole Pixler, the co-director for StandUp For Kids’ Hampton Roads chapter, said. “All the money is going to go back to the kids and the different chapters."

If you are looking to continue your fitness regiment, Pixler said it's a good fit both for your health and the children.

“It’s honestly to get your family out and about and moving in this time of quarantine and uncertainty,” Pixler said. “We've all been stuck in the house a lot, so it's good to not only do something for an amazing cause, but to get out with your family and move around a little bit."

There is a $45 registration fee and registration must be done online, but Pixler said that money goes a long way to help homeless youth.

"Forty-five dollars can help a kid get sunscreen, hygiene products and all kinds of things that they need, just essentials. It can help feed a couple of kids for a week,” Pixler said. “Forty-five dollars can be stretched a long way, and we've been doing this for a long time, so we know how to get the most out of every single dollar."

Click here to be taken to the registration page and register before October 8. Click on the “register” tab and fill out the form. Make sure to select “Hampton Roads” under the “Which Team” question.

After signing up you will receive a race bib, a face mask and t-shirt.