SOURCE: Extra Mile America

Extra Mile America

October 09, 2014 11:04 ET

Extra Mile Day Prompts Question: "Am I Making My Life Count?"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2014) - On November 1st, over 500 cities from across the United States will proclaim Extra Mile Day... a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change in ourselves, families, organizations and communities when we go the extra mile. This passionate movement has a purpose of not only acknowledging local volunteer heroes and organizations across America who are "going the extra mile" in making a difference, but it is the hope of Extra Mile Day creator Shawn Anderson that it will also challenge people to ask themselves, "Am I doing enough to go the extra mile in making my life count?"

"Extra Mile Day is an opportunity to stand up and clap for those who are stepping to the front line and doing something powerful and positive for their community. But more privately, it's also a time for each of us to reflect and ask, 'Am I making my life count? Am I going the extra mile to create the change I want to see in my life and community?'" Anderson points out. "Extra Mile Day is a small reminder of the power we each have to create positive change at any time on any day."

"With millions of people hoping for someone else to make their lives better... a boss, a spouse, a government program... the Extra Mile Day movement reminds us that the positive change we seek in our own lives and in society begins with the person in the mirror," says motivational speaker and author Anderson. "When we sit around and wait for change, we're wasting our breath, time and lives."

Created in 2009 with 23 cities making the inaugural declaration, Extra Mile Day has continued to build enthusiastic momentum each year since. This year, 500 mayors from Honolulu to Boston will make the unique declaration.

To see a growing list of the cities that have currently declared November 1 as Extra Mile Day, please visit ExtraMileAmerica. To speak to Shawn Anderson directly call 310-402-4826 or email

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