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Framingham – It is easy to find ways to justify hibernating this time of year. But what if you were to put aside the excuses and get moving, knowing that it will help those in our community who don’t have enough to eat?

That is just what United Way of Tri-County is hoping you will do before February 1 by registering for the Heart of Hunger 28 Day Winter Fitness Challenge.

Participants must commit to run or walk a minimum of one mile, outdoors, every day in February.

Progress can be tracked with online leaderboards by those who enter their mileage.

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There are no prizes for fastest times or furthest distance, but all who enter their miles are entered into a raffle to be drawn after the challenge is completed. Raffle prizes vary and will posted Funds raised from the $15 registration fee will help support United Way of Tri-County three food
pantries located in Framingham, Marlboro, and Clinton.

“We really hope this event will, quite literally, get people moving to help us make a difference in our community,” said Paul Mina, United Way of Tri-County President & CEO. “We have experienced unprecedented demand for our food pantry services since the start of the pandemic and the need continues with no end in sight. This challenge is a way for participants to help us continue in our mission to meet the needs of our community and help to raise awareness of our efforts to fight hunger.”

Let’s get fit, get moving and help fight hunger! Participants can feel good knowing they are helping community members experiencing a truly difficult time.

To register please visit the United Way’s website Questions can be directed to Sandy Baldi, Special Events Manager, at 508.370.4873 or

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The United Way of Tri-County is a community building organization that brings people together to care for one another. We provide programs and services, connect volunteers, strengthen agencies, teach social responsibility, and meet the critical needs of the community with the help of people like you. For more information visit the United Way Website at

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.