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Extra Mile Day Movement Captures Mayors’ Attention Across America

Over 560 Cities Expected to Make November 1st Declaration; 1,000 Volunteer Heroes “Going the Extra Mile” To Be Recognized.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – August 28, 2017 – In association with Extra Mile America, mayors from over 560 U.S. cities are expected to recognize the “extra mile” efforts of volunteers and organizations in their local communities and declare November 1st as Extra Mile Day.

Extra Mile Day was created by motivational author Shawn Anderson. First spreading the “go the extra mile” message across the U.S. in 2009, Anderson used a symbolic “extra mile” 4,000-mile ocean-to-ocean bike ride as he crossed the United States and interviewed 200 people who had been identified as going the extra mile in overcoming setback or who had risked everything in order to accomplish something extraordinary. As a part of that 90-day tour, 23 cities made the inaugural Extra Mile Day declaration on November 1.

“There are a million people doing a million awesome things in our communities that we don’t know about,” Anderson shares. “My intention with creating Extra Mile Day was to not only clap for those special volunteers who are adding value to our communities, but to also remind all of us that positive change is created every time we truly do go the extra mile in life.”

For more information on Extra Mile Day, visit ExtraMileAmerica.org or email [email protected]

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Website: http://www.extramileamerica.org