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Club Amped Up For Charity
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Dear Editor,

The Get AMPed Club, in only its second year of existence at Oakdale High School, has blossomed into an organization of which, as its advisors, we are extremely proud. A health and fitness club, Get AMPed typically draws 30 to 40 students to its monthly meetings and has achieved some unprecedented fundraising goals over these two years. We instituted the Kim Stogdell Memorial Mini-Triathlon this year and just finished our second Glowin’ for a Cure fun run to benefit Relay For life. Between these two events, and a fun run last fall to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Get AMPed has raised for more $3,500 for charity. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our members, and especially to our executive board, which has worked tirelessly to meet our goals of improved fitness, education, fundraising, and fellowship. When nationally we have the highest obesity rate we’ve ever experienced, the goals of the Get AMPed Club cannot be overstated.

Our April 12 Glowin’ for a Cure run would not have been possible without the generous help of individuals outside the club. We would like to extend our gratitude to Vickie Cordoza, Maria Cobarruvias, Heather Murray, Michelle Hood, and Erin Stender for their help. We would like to thank Marg Jackson for her excellent coverage of the event and the publicity in the Oakdale Leader beforehand. And to all the participants, thank you and we sincerely appreciate your generous donations to the American Cancer Society.


Kelly Olson and Pete Simoncini


Get AMPed Club