The “Step Up Moment” is a healthcare program for those facing extreme poverty and homelessness. Currently the program works together with the City Mission of Schenectady and The Rescue Mission of Syracuse.
The program offers weekly fitness classes for the needy, and for those who attend 5 classes, they earn $50 to purchase healthy groceries at a local supermarket, a great incentive for living a healthy lifestyle.
Kate Waltman is the founder and executive director and she's doing a charity bike ride to raise funds for the program. The ride will be start in Syracuse and end in Schenectady. The ride will be a total of 143 miles.
The organization has seen some tremendous successes so far, Kate says. As folks achieve each milestone in the program, attending anywhere from 5 to 30 classes, they are part of the “step up moment.”