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FRAMINGHAM – The United Way of Tri-County is kicking off its Annual Heart of Hunger Winter Fitness Challenge.

For the third year, participants will commit to walk or run a minimum of one mile, outdoors, every day in February! Why? Because exercise is good for you AND you’ll be supporting people who don’t have enough to eat.

Registration is only $15, enough to fill a grocery bag full of fresh and nutritious food. T-shirts are also available for sale and proceeds support clients at the Pearl Street Cupboard and Café, serving close to 3,000 people each month.

Progress is tracked via online leaderboards by participants who enter their distance.

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While there are no prizes for fastest times, all participants who enter their mile(s) for every day in February will be entered into a raffle for some great prizes, and the farther you go, the more raffle chances you receive! Raffle prizes vary and will be posted on the event website soon at .

“Life gives us many challenges and we can all use some help from time to time. We need your help now to continue to sustain hard working individuals and families experiencing economic challenges,” said Joe Mina, Director of the Pearl Street Cupboard and Café. “With your $15 registration fee, we can fill a grocery bag full of food for a family, which means their kids won’t go hungry.”

Going for a walk or run feels good too, and who doesn’t need a little post-holiday exercise right about now?”

To register or sponsor the event, please visit the United Way’s website at

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The United Way of Tri-County is a community building organization that brings people together to care for one another. The organization provides 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.