Athletico Physical Therapy announces the creation of the #AthleticoCares Virtual 5k Challenge to provide its team members, its affiliate partners and the public with an engaging way to support Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

The virtual 5k, which kicks off on April 27, challenges individuals and groups to “Run 5, Donate 5 and Share with 5.” Participants will run or walk 5k (3.1 miles), donate $5 to Feeding America and encourage five of their friends in their social media network to do the same. Athletico will match virtual 5k donations made through May 11.

Athletico is supporting Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States that provides meals to more than 40 million people each year, because its network of 200 food banks have been overwhelmed with increased demand and reduced inventories.

“Athletico’s mission is to empower people, inspire hope and transform lives. Our clinicians live up to our mission by making a lasting impact on the lives of countless patients each and every day. But our employees understand this mission extends beyond our clinics, which is why we’ve come together to make a positive impact in our local communities, says Ron Rodgers, CEO of Athletico Physical Therapy, in the release.

“We hope that the Virtual 5k Challenge shows that while we may be socially distant, we’re still very much emotionally connected,” he adds.

[Source(s): Athletico Physical Therapy, PR Newswire]