In 2014, "why do it?" has evolved into supporting three Bloomington community organizations with a very diverse group of purposes. As each participant registers for the race they will be asked "Whose Team are You On?". By picking a TEAM they signify which organization will receive the designated proceeds from their entry fee. The 2014 "Teams" are Stone Belt ARC, Teachers Warehouse, and IU Health's G.O.A.L. (Get Onboard Active Living) program. Get to know more about these organizations by reading below visiting them on the web or in person.

Stone Belt
Stone Belt is one of the oldest and largest service providers for individuals with developmental disabilities in south central Indiana. We are committed to quality services, and we invite the entire community to play a role in preparing, empowering and supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to fully participate in the life of the community. We value Stone Belt's tradition of excellence and leadership in the field that is founded on our belief that everyone deserves dignity, self-worth and the right to self-determination.

Whether you are a parent, an advocate, a supporter or an individual with a developmental disability, you will find that our Web site provides resources and information that will make learning about Stone Belt and this industry easier.

Teachers Warehouse
Teachers Warehouse is a retail school supply store designed to assist teachers by providing basic educational tools to children who do not have the items needed to help them learn. Teachers Warehouse is a project created by the three Bloomington Rotary clubs after a 2002 H-T story about a
similar program in Cincinnati. The retail school supply store has no cash register and serves teachers by providing basic educational supplies for children in grades K-8th.

STAFF: One part-time staff person during the week plus loyal volunteers, including many Rotarians
WHO CAN USE IT? K-8th-grade public school teachers in Monroe, Brown, Lawrence and Greene counties.
TO GIVE OR FOR MORE INFO: Donations are accepted during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 3:30-6 p.m. – and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

IU Health's Get Onboard Active Living
G.O.A.L. (Get Onboard Active Living) is a free family-focused, community approach to decreasing childhood overweight/obesity and encouraging healthy lifestyles for children and their families through education and activity.

The G.O.A.L. program is cooperation with community partners (Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, Southern Indiana Pediatrics, Bloomington Parks and Recreation, Monroe County YMCA, Monroe County Community School Corporation, Richland Bean- Blossom Community School Corporation, The Office of Community Health Engagement, Indiana University and The Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University) providing medical, behavioral, nutrition, and fitness education and support.

The mission of the G.O.A.L. program is to provide kids and families the opportunity to receive education and support on nutrition, fitness and behavioral habits in order to make positive life-long changes for an active lifestyle. The goals of the program are to teach and encourage
participants and their families to:

- Maintain a healthy weight over the long term
- Follow a healthy, balanced diet, even in difficult situations (e.g. family gatherings, holidays, and parties)
- Identify/avoid high-calorie, low-nutrient foods
- Develop better exercise habits
- Reduce sedentary behaviors
- Build a stronger familial relationships
- Pursue other healthy interests


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