DK-Charity

NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE!

A third of our youth in the US (25 million kids) are either overweight or obese. The direct medical cost of treating obesity related diseases is staggering, but the quality of life costs are even higher. Physical education programs are being eliminated from our schools at alarming rates, and open spaces where kids can explore the environment and enjoy the wonders of the great outdoors are disappearing. We need to reverse this unfortunate trend.

WHAT WE DO

Karno Kids

KARNO KIDS is actively involved in raising money through direct solicitations of individuals and corporations, through fund-raising events, and through selling of athletic memorabilia and commemorative merchandise. KARNO KIDS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation.

WHO WE SUPPORT

As a foundation, KARNO KIDS provides direct financial support to organizations and programs that are focused on improving the health and wellness of our youth and restoring and preserving the environment and urban open-spaces. We work with a select number of quality organizations and programs that support this vision in an accountable and quantifiable manner. Some of these include: Girls on the Run, The Conservation Fund, and Kids on Trails.

Dean Karnazes: Ultra Marathon Man - Charity


Dean Karnazes: Ultra Marathon Man - Charity

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PRESS RELEASE (01/07)

EXTREME ATHLETE WITH A CAUSE

Forbes Magazine April, 2009 By Steven Bertoni
Dean Karnazes

Known as the Ultramarathon Man, Karnazes has raised $1.2 million for children's causes, including the fight against childhood obesity, through various endurance challenges. In one, he raised $100,000 for his charity, Karno Kids, by running 50 marathons, in 50 states, over 50 consecutive days. He began running to fight insomnia and has turned it into a profession. He has written two books; 50/50 and Ultramarathon Man and has competed on seven continents, including in an ultramarathon in Death Valley and a marathon on the South Pole.