Phone app allows user to earn money for charities by walking

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Do you walk, run or bike often? Do you have an iPhone or Android cellular fdb4aed938594557fee91c8392f09560device?

Well if you do, Charity Miles is the app for you.

It all started with Gene Gurkoff. After running marathons for nine years, to raise money for parkinson’s disease research in honor of her grandfather.

“I always wanted companies to sponsor me but couldn’t get them to do it because I’m just an amateur athlete,” Gurkoff said.

Charity Miles is an app that makes donating money to your favorite charity very simple.

The funding comes from different corporate sponsors, that sponsor athletes like you.

You simply download the app, get some exercise, claim your milage and charity miles does the rest.

Bikers earn 10¢ a mile and walkers and runners earn 25¢ a mile.

You are getting exercise and paying it forward at the same time.

She figured that if she could get enough people together she would get companies to sponsor athletes just like the pros but for charity.

Some of the corporate sponsors are Humana, Timex, Johnson and Johnson and Lifeway Foods.

“They pay to sponsor Charity MIles and we pay out to the charities when people walk, run and bike with the app,” Gurkoff said.

Most college students have busy schedules, therefore may not always have time for exercise. However, with this smart phone app you can have your phone in hand while walking to class and get a couple miles in.

The smallest donation can make a big difference.

If everyone at Delta who owns a smart phone downloaded this app, and used it avidly we would make a noticeable difference.

“Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I want to change myself,” said Rumi.