Navigation Links and Saucony Host Tweet-a-Thon for Kids' Health

Tweet your support to benefit Saucony’s Run for Good charity and reverse the devastating effects of childhood obesity.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 22, 2010 -- is committed to helping Saucony shine the spotlight on one of the biggest health issues facing kids today: Childhood obesity. How? One tweet at a time. Read on to see how you can raise awareness and reduce this threat to children.

To get the word out about this national childhood crisis, is hosting a Tweet-a-Thon starting June 22. For every tweet posted by July 5, will donate $1 to the Run for Good Program, for a maximum donation of up to $500 in total. Just by copying the following message in its entirety—'@Onlineshoes_com #Saucony A child’s life expectancy is now shorter than ours. Run For Good & end childhood obesity.'—Twitter users can help ensure a healthy and bright future for our children.

A subsidiary of The Stride Rite Corporation, Saucony is one of the leading makers of performance athletic footwear and apparel with its widely recognized brands, including Saucony and Saucony Originals. They’re known for inspiring runners with their high-performance Saucony running shoes. The Saucony Hurricane line, such as the Saucony ProGrid Hurricane 12 has been a popular favorite among runners looking for a plush ride with premium cushioning and stability. And of course, for those everyday trainers who want to stay motivated, the Saucony ProGrid Guide 3 is the perfect choice to fuel a runner’s passion.

But now with so much at stake, Saucony shoes are inspiring kids to run as well. Lack of physical activity and poor dietary habits have raised obesity and other health concerns to pandemic levels in children throughout many developed nations around the world. For the first time in 100 years, a child’s life expectancy is shorter than our own. But to make matters worse, this is not a problem that kids will outgrow: Four out of five obese adolescents will carry that weight and the accompanying health problems into adulthood.

That’s why the Run for Good Program, a grant program to encourage active and healthy lifestyles in children, was created by Saucony to financially support community-based organizations that are fighting a tough battle to reverse these trends. The benefits of running go far beyond strong legs and healthy hearts. Research shows that running can also help kids get better grades, handle stress more effectively and diminish childhood obesity.

Saucony has a passion to get people running with their Saucony running shoes, and with this great and critical program, they can start them on the track to wellness when they most need it. For more information on how to join the Tweet-a-Thon or get the word out, visit the Onlineshoes blog.

“Saucony has always been a huge inspiration to us when it comes to running and motivating athletes young and old to live a healthy lifestyle. We’re honored to spread the word and the joy of running with our Run for Good Tweet-a-thon and to help Saucony get even a few steps closer to the finish line of this worthwhile cause,” remarked Lora Sherod, Buyer.

About Established in 1996, is the nation's first online shoe retailer. With a history that began decades ago in a family-owned corner shoe store, the company is committed to delivering exceptional value and service. offers the latest high-quality footwear for men, women and kids with more than 240,000 shoe and apparel choices from more than 200 name brands, as well as a wide selection of bags and accessories. Customers are entitled to a 110-percent price guarantee, a 365-day return policy, and free shipping and exchanges on most orders. For more information, visit


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