MARINA DEL REY, Calif., July 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One hundred and five Mayors from across the United States have already stepped forward and declared November 1, 2012, a day to recognize the capacity we each have to create positive change in our families, organizations and communities. In association with the Extra Mile America Foundation, mayors from across the country on both sides of the political aisle have come together to remind people that the greatest success and change in life comes from individual and organizational effort. Led by Extra Mile America founder Shawn Anderson, 228 cities in all 50 states made the declaration in 2011, and it is expected that over 260 mayors will join the campaign in 2012.
In a time when many are demanding change in opportunity, Extra Mile Day reminds individuals and organizations that we each have the power to create positive change by a personal willingness to do more, work harder and go the extra mile. West Palm Beach, Florida, Mayor Jeri Muoio supports the mission:
First spreading the “go the extra mile” message across the U.S. in 2009, best-selling author and motivational speaker Shawn Anderson used a symbolic 4,000 mile ocean-to-ocean bike ride. On the ride, Anderson, a non-bicyclist, created motivational events in 21 national cities where he interviewed over 200 people who had been recognized as going the extra mile in overcoming setback or who had risked everything in order to accomplish something extraordinary. After the ninety-day tour, Anderson personally gave away $10,000 to those people whose stories he found especially inspiring. Since then, as the Founder of Extra Mile America, Anderson has kept the momentum of the “go the extra mile” message alive.
Carson City, Nevada, Mayor Bob Crowell appreciates the value of the “extra mile” campaign: .
From Anchorage to Honolulu, from Greenville, South Carolina, to Austin, Texas, mayors in large and small cities are making the November 1st declaration. Anderson says
For more information about Extra Mile Day, visit www.ExtraMileAmerica.org. To speak to Shawn Anderson directly at Extra Mile America, call 310-402-4826 or email Shawn@ExtraMileAmerica.org
A map and list of the participating mayors and cities can be found at http://www.extramileamerica.org/extra-mile-day.
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