Charity Miles is a new iPhone and Android app that enables people to earn money for Autism Speaks while walking, running or biking. The app launches today, National Running Day, and allows people to earn money for ten of the world’s top charities, including Autism Speaks.
The app is free and simple to use. No special event is required. People just launch the app, where they can choose Autism Speaks and either walk, run or bike. The selected charities of the application then earns money for every mile covered. Walkers and runners earn 25¢ per mile; bikers earn 10¢ per mile, all up to an initial $1,000,000. Charity Miles, LLC is backing the initial $1,000,000 and issuing a worldwide challenge to see if people can earn it for the charities within a year.
Charity Miles is providing an innovative way for individuals to help Autism Speaks fund our mission. By leveraging mobile technology, we’re able to offer an interactive experience for our supporters whether they’re walking at a Walk Now for Autism Speaks event, running in one of our Team Up for Autism Speaks, participating in a Bike to the Beach ride, or just out in the community; helping them raise funds and awareness of our cause. Each step will get us closer to finding the answers our families are searching for, while supporting the one in 88 individuals who struggle with autism spectrum disorders
Charity Miles will be available to download for free in the iPhone and Android app stores on June 6th. More information and explanatory videos are available on the company’s blog.