2017 Positivo Proclamato!

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A teacher asked me how I describe leadership yesterday. Dozens of faces flashed to mind – not belonging to adults behind podiums – but to kids wearing athletic shoes and t-shirts. These days I characterize leadership via soccer and basketball, frisbees and 5Ks, dodgeball and dance-a-thons.

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WOW – $1M!

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I’ve just compiled all the hard data from the 2015 reports of our 12 charity partners, and … wow! (If this wasn’t a family-friendly blog, I’d be using positive expletives instead of just “wow!”).

In 2015 alone, 9,057 youth traveled (ran, hiked, biked, danced, and more) 47,640 miles to raise almost One Million Dollars ($917,712),

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…Totally Worth It

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Norris Cotton Cancer Center Team Photo

Running a half-marathon for cancer research was one of the coolest moments of my life; even though I injured myself 3 weeks before the event shoveling mulch. I willed myself to the starting line anyway. It was easy to ask my friends, tennis team and family to make donations

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Ta-da!

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I send you this short and sweet vid created in my kitchen with help from talented photographer, fledgling voice-over artist, and 16 year-old son, Jasper. Nothin’ fancy, but I’m feelin’ the love, and I had to let it show.

Long/short is: It feels awesome to be investing in the long haul with the tribe of givers

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A Ph.D. In Sports Philanthropy?

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I love diving deeply into things I care about – I’m kind of a nerd that way. In a few months, I’ll be one of only about 100 people in the world certified in sports philanthropy. Not a Ph.D. because they’re not issuing those yet, but still, pretty cool!

Although I’ve been involved with both

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Finding Philanthletics: On Race-Bibs & Batsuits

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Nini Meyer, Founder and President of Positive Tracks, shares her philanthletic journey as the keynote speaker at the Foundation For MetroWest’s 2015 Spring Inspiration Breakfast.

Note From Nini

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THE POWER OF PHILANTHLETICS

I invest my time and money in Positive Tracks because I believe in the power of love (philanthropy) and sweat (athletics) to make the world a better place. Using our bodies, minds, hearts to activate hope and change is constructive on so many levels, ranging from personal transformation to global movement. As a marathoner and endurance

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