The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 42,000 blankets have been delivered to many local groups and agencies that help seriously ill or traumatized children who need a HUG from a blanket including: Wake Med Hospitals, Rex Hospital, Duke Hospital NICU, Safe Space (for children of abused women receiving support), Hospice (for their Reflections program for grieving children and teens), Make a Wish Foundation, the children at Salvation Army, Children's Flight of Hope, and Wake County Social Services.

Monday, September 1, 2014

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Welcome to the 2015 Moving Forward Mary-thon!

Ready for the 2015 Moving Forward Mary-thon? It's new and improved, it's fun, it's a great way to get moving and get healthy and best of all, it benefits Project Linus! There's no running required - just a commitment to exercise regularly for 6, 13, 19 or 26 weeks. We all know that the more we move, the healthier we become. When we move with friends for a cause (Project Linus, of course) our chances for success are so much better!

Here's what it's all about:
What is a Mary-thon? The Mary-thon is a 26 week fitness event. You commit to 26 weeks of exercise (your choice - walking, running, elliptical, Zumba, yoga, or whatever gets you moving) for 30 minutes per day either three (Half Mary-thon) or five (Full Mary-thon) days per week.
  1. How long do I have? You must complete your 26 weeks within a 30 week period. That means there are 4 extra weeks built in to each Mary-thon corral to allow for illness, personal time off, etc. - it's up to you whether or not you use them.
  2. When do I start? There will be three different "start dates" called corrals. You can decide which "corral" best fits your schedule in 2015 by selecting your starting date: Corral #1: Start January 4 and finish between June 4 and July 2, Corral #2: Start April 5 and finish between October 3 and October 31, or Corral #3: Start May 31 and finish between November 28 and December 26, 2015. You won't need to "restart" - once you start, there's plenty of time to finish.
  3. What's in it for me? Finish 6 weeks and you will earn your "Rookie" status and receive a downloadable certificate. Finish 13 weeks and you will earn your "Semi-Pro" status and receive a Mary-thon reflector hand/arm band or no-slip headband (your choice). Finish 19 weeks and you will earn your"Pro status" and receive an official Mary-thon drawstring "sports pack". As always, when you finish 26 weeks you will be listed on our website as a Mary-thon finisher and receive your beautiful 2015 medal.
    Remember - FINISHING = WINNING!
  4. How much does it cost? The cost of the Mary-thon is $39.50. For an additional $10 you can include weekly online reporting with personal feedback and encouragement. We will also have the Mary-thon workbook available for $10.00.  
  5. What's in it for Project Linus? The best part is Project Linus receives $10 for every registration.
  6. In addition: We will also have fun challenges along the way, Mary-thon workouts by our certified personal trainer Hannah and inspirational e-mails each week to motivate you to keep you moving forward!
Please spread the word! Registration will open on our website ( October 1, 2014. If you have ANY questions or would like notice when registration opens, please e-mail Mary: 

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