The race aims to inspire healthy living and an active lifestyle across all ages and fitness levels. It also serves as a reflection of the Pay-Less Community Foundations passion for strengthening Guam’s community.
In 2016, the Kick the Fat 5k run/walk raised over $40,000, which was allocated towards 9 nonprofit organizations. It served as financial assistance for the following purposes:
- Parent Empowering Parents: operational costs, equipment, and educational material
- Harvest House: Construction supplies for the Harvest House Resource Center
- Sanctuary Inc.: food, school supplies, clothing
- Island Girl Power: expand its Health & Wellness Program and assist in a redevelopment of a recreational park.
- Micronesian Conservation Coalition: developing their Youth Program
- Victims Advocates Reaching Out: operational costs, emergency shelters and meals
- Guma Mami: gardening project, Creative Spirits art program, recreational activities
- Big Brothers Big Sisters: Youth Fitness Club pilot program
- The Compassionate Friends: resources, support group, library and monthly newsletter