Stacey Meinders jumped into The American Legion 100 Miles for Hope challenge and hasn’t stopped.
She’s among around 10 participants who have achieved the maximum number of points via activities each day.
“I learned about the 100 Miles of Hope challenge through my husband, Daniel J. Seehafer,” said Meinders, a member of Horicon Unit 157 in Wisconsin. “Because of his deep involvement within The American Legion and what the organization stands for, The American Legion became near and dear to my heart, and therefore motivated me to take part in the 100 Miles of Hope challenge.”
Seehafer is also among the top leaders in points in the challenge, which just passed the halfway point to its conclusion on Sept. 6. There is still plenty of time to join the challenge, and by extension supporting The American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation. All proceeds from the challenge’s registrations, merchandise sales and donations go to the foundation.
Learn more about the challenge, the two options for registering and available commemorative gear to celebrate your achievement by visiting the special web page here.
Meinders does a combination of the elliptical, walking and strength training. “I have always been an advocate for exercising and keeping in shape,” she said. “It is important not only for maintaining physical health, but also for maintaining positive mental and emotional health as well.”
And she needs all the stamina she can muster, given her career.
“This 100 Miles of Hope will be a challenging journey for me,” she said. “It does motivate me to get up every morning and be active! I am a kindergarten teacher at a Lutheran school. My class definitely beeps me on my toes, as they have lots of energy! The 100 Miles of Hope gives me energy to start my day.”