THE CAUSE

“In the end, you have to measure your life by whether children have a better future. Our children are depending on us.” – President Bill Clinton

In the last 30 years, childhood obesity has almost tripled in children and adolescents. Today about one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems today and well into their futures. There is no single cause of childhood obesity and therefore no single solution. By transforming all the environments where kids learn and grow, we can give them the best chance to live their healthiest lives.

 

100% of funds donated here go directly to programs supporting children’s health. Our sponsors have generously covered the expedition budget for BEYOND 7/2.

On May 27, 2016 pro endurance athlete Colin O’Brady completed the Explorers Grand Slam in a world record shattering 139 days. Colin climbed the Seven Summits and skied the last degree to the North and South Poles, all in an effort to raise awareness and funds to inspire active, healthy kids in partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
  • It’s been a busy week. Hawaii to Baltimore to Portland, and back to NYC end of the week. 4 speaking engagements in 5 days across 5 time zones. I love all of the travel. However it’s always a little better when you are above the clouds on a mountain rather than a plane. .
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#Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits #travel #flying #plane #clouds #mtrainier #mtraniernationalpark
  • Winter is coming!!! ❄️ First day of the season playing up in the snow on Mount Hood. .
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  • Turn on sound to hear me gasp for air climbing the fixed ropes up the Lhotse face. #TBT to climbing Everest. Here I am between camp 2 and camp 3 at about 23,000ft. Rocks in the left of the shot are the summit ridge. It’s looks so close from this perspective, but the top of the world is still many days struggle from here.

#Everest #nepal #himalayas #Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits
  • I'm ramping up the training for some big endurance challenges in 2018. This was from a 10 miler on the Oregon coast a couple days ago. I just landed in Chicago, the city where I began my professional athletic career back in 2009. If you happen to be in Chicago tomorrow, come by the @TMobile Store on Michigan Ave at either 12PM or 5PM and I’ll teach you how I get things done with the toughest phone yet, the @SamsungMobileUS Galaxy S8 Active. RSVP at bit.ly/techtalkthursdaysCHI

#outside #run #beach #oregon #chicago #samsung #endurance #grit #running #training #goals #getoutside #activelife
  • Nothing like a little Oregon Coast surf session to work off that turkey feast from last night. I'm blessed to call this beautiful place home. A short hike through an old growth forest to find some waves to play in...yes please!! Rain or shine we're always having fun out here in Oregon. I hope all of the US folks had an amazing holiday and found time to express thanks and gratitude to your loved ones, and for the non Americans out there I hope you are having a week full of fun and advenuture. Happy Thanksgiving.
#oregon #oregonexplored #surf #surfsup #trees #hike #outside #play #thanksgiving #turkey #waves #sand #ocean #sand #cold
  • Playtime in the desert 🌵. Blue skies, amazing friends, and climbing around on the incredible rock formations in Joshua Tree = a perfect way to spend the weekend! .
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#Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits 
#joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #palmsprings #desert
  • Happy Monday. Hope everyone has an adventurous week of some kind. Find a way to step out of your comfort zone.
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#Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits  #mthood #oregon #oregonexplored
  • #TBT Thrownback Thursday to wandering around in the Andes. I climbed Aconcagua alone,  and at at the time it was the highest altitude I have ever reached (22,841ft), being the tallest mountain in South America. When we we face our fears and try things we’ve never done before, we reach new heights (in this case quite literally). There were tears of joy on this summit as I looked down on the Andes all alone up top, feeling like anything is possible.
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#Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits 
#argentina #Aconcagua
  • Suit and tie, not my typical outfit...haha! A couple weeks ago I accepted the challenge from @the100mileman to come out and climb “Mt. Everest” in Stratton, VT, @29029_everesting . 17 laps of the ski mountain equaled 29029ft (The same elevation as Everest from sea level). It was an incredible experience. Check out the podcast where we recap the experience we had and the amazing people that Jesse brought together to challenge themselves (https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/episodes/jesse-itzler-29029-colin-obrady-everest/). This was not a race, rather “you against you,” a personal challenge and a shared experience of people pushing beyond their perceived limits together. The growth happens beyond the comfort zone...
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#Vermont #Everest #Nepal #Outdoor #explore #adventure #snow #ice #travel #wanderlust #climbing #climb #mountains #lifegoals #goBeyond #SevenSummits #grit #wedohardstuff

THE CHARITY

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a catalyst for children’s health. Founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation in 2005, the Alliance has been climbing its own mountain, in an effort to make the healthy choice the easy choice for kids across the country.

The Alliance’s current work directly impacts more than 20 million children, with a focus on low-income and minority populations who are at increased risk for obesity and other diseases. Millions more young people benefit from system changes initiated in partnership with the Alliance and the corporate sector.

“I’m not in this alone – I have a team to lean against. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation keeps me grounded. The support they provide me and the ideas they hand out – they remind me that I am doing something good.” – May Phyo, 16-year-old Alliance Youth Ambassador

We’re all in this together. True change comes when individuals, groups, and systems work together to create healthier environments in all the place kids spend their time. These systems and environments are the schools, communities, businesses and homes that our kids live in, learn at and encounter every day. Whoever you are and wherever you are, you have a part to play in giving kids the chance to learn healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

“As a world-class athlete, Colin is a great example of what is possible when someone makes health a top priority. More importantly, as someone who is using his gifts to create a better world for our next generation, Colin is a perfect example of what is possible when we all work together – a brighter world for our nation’s children. Thank you Colin and thank you to all those you inspire to join the cause.” – Howell Wechsler, Alliance for a Healthier Generation CEO