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Join the “Marty Party” and step it out for GOAL this summer! RTÉ Sports personality, Marty Morrissey, is urging people of all ages to get healthy this July by signing up online to GOAL’s Mile-A-Day Challenge – and help raise money for GOAL’s vital work in 13 countries overseas at the same time. Pictured with Marty at the launch of the Mile-A-Day challenge are Mia (10) and Kaia (6) Fagan and Matilda Balfe, (7). People are invited to walk, run, cycle (or even crawl!) one mile every day for July in aid of GOAL. Details at goalglobal.org Photograph: Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland

Marty Morrissey wants you to step it out for GOAL’s “Mile-A-Day” summer challenge.

RTE’s Marty Morrissey swapped his dancing pumps for his running shoes to mark the launch of GOAL’s Mile-A-Day summer challenge.

The popular sports commentator and former Dancing with The Stars contestant is encouraging people from Carlow to  get moving every day for the month of July to raise vital funds for GOAL’s work supporting the world’s most vulnerable communities.

The GOAL Mile-a-Day challenge is an extension of GOAL’s biggest annual fundraiser, the GOAL Mile, which has been running throughout the country over the Christmas and New Year period for over 30 years.

GOAL is operational in 13 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, and reached more than five million people in need last year.

grab your runners and go for a walk or jog, get the kids involved

GOAL Ambassador Marty  appealed to young and old to get involved in Mile-A-Day.  

“Regular exercise is so important. GOAL is encouraging people of all ages, shapes and sizes to join the Mile-a-Day challenge by walking, running, skipping, jumping, cycling or even dancing their way to a healthier summer!”

Fiona Gratzer, CEO of Unislim, who are supporting the challenge, said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with GOAL for the Mile – A – Day Challenge for the month of July. I’d ask everybody to please grab your runners and go for a walk or jog, get the kids involved.  We are encouraging our Unislim members to walk at least a mile every day which will improve your health, your mood and most importantly we’re going to raise funds together for impoverished communities around the world.”

Those interested in joining the challenge can sign up at www.goalglobal.org.

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