Spreading Positive Thoughts And Gratitude

Sophomore Delaney Hayden
Sophomore Delaney Hayden

Sophomore Delaney Hayden has recently launched a positivity and gratitude challenge.

Similar to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from a few years ago, Hayden is attempting to promote positivity and spread gratitude to everyone in the world who is fighting the Coronavirus, or who has been impacted by it to some extent.

“The Whose Shoes Mile Challenge” asks people to walk, run, bike, swim, roll (if in a wheelchair or any other device with wheels), drive, or do anything they are capable of doing for a mile and to dedicate that mile to anyone who they want to thank for being heroes, and going the extra mile during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sydney (8th grade), Casey (9th grade), and Jack Vaughn.
Sydney (8th grade), Casey (9th grade), and Jack Vaughn.

“The idea behind this challenge is to spread positivity to all of the amazing medical professionals, health care workers, grocery employees, delivery workers, teachers, law enforcement workers, and so many more people who are going the extra mile for us during this challenging time,” Hayden said.

The challenge asks that once someone completes their mile (or before) that they take a picture with a sign saying what they did for a mile, who they did it for, include a thank you note to the person or group of people who they dedicated the mile to, and write the hashtag #whoseshoesmile.

Sophomore Delaney Hayden
Sophomore Delaney Hayden

“We are then asking people to post this picture to their Instagram story or page using the hashtag #whoseshoesmile and tagging my Instagram page @whose.shoes.mile so that I can post everyone’s pictures to this page. This can be a main place that everyone can visit to see the positivity and thanks that we are spreading to all of the amazing heroes in our world.”

Sophomore Ari Colocotronis
Sophomore Ari Colocotronis

Hayden’s family, CBA students, student-athletes from Le Moyne College and Pace University, just to name a few, have participated in the challenge.

“It’s really taking off.”

Hayden also created a website. For additional information, visit: http://whoseshoesmile.org/

Seventh grader Ryan Hayden
Seventh grader Ryan Hayden

Seventh grader Mia Arcuri
Seventh grader Mia Arcuri

Sophomore Julie del Pino
Sophomore Julie del Pino

Bachi del Pino
Bachi del Pino

Sophomore Justin Thies
Sophomore Justin Thies

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