John Radich, Ultra Marathoner (54), makes his dream become a reality.
Starting this summer, he will run across America. He will be starting in
Santa Monica, CA, and running along the historic Route 66 into Chicago,
continuing into New York and down to Washington, DC. A total of 3,700
Route 66 goes through eight states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma,
Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Route 66 symbolized the
renewed spirit of optimism that pervaded the country after economic
catastrophe and global war. Often called, "The Main Street of America", it
linked a remote and under-populated region with two vital 20th century
cities - Chicago and Los Angeles.
Since 1979 John has completed hundreds of ultra marathons, covering a
distance of more then 30,000 miles. He has run the famous Western
States 100 mile trail race, he is the 3 time Arizona 6 Day Run winner in
2005, 2006 and 2007. In 1999
John ran from Athens, Greece to Hamburg, Germany, for Human Rights.
628,200 acts of violence per year. 17% of combatants carrying
deadly weapons.. War zones? Inner-city gangs? Or organized
crime? No. It's our nation's schools.
Today's children will become tomorrow's civilization. The way to happiness
has on its route the loving and the helping of children from babyhood to the
brink of adult life. John's motivation is to help and supports with his running
the non-profit organization The Way to Happiness.
The Way to Happiness International
The Way to Happiness Foundation International was established in 1984 with the mission of reversing the moral decay in society by
restoring trust and honesty in the world through the publication and widespread distribution of The Way to Happiness booklet. Today the
booklet is published in 94 languages. The Way to Happiness foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation with international
headquarters in Glendale, CA, and offices throughout the world.
Based wholly on common sense, the moral code was first published in 1981 and has as its purpose to help arrest the current moral decline
in society and restore integrity and trust to man. Written by L. Ron Hubbard, the book fills the moral vacuum in an increasingly materialistic
society. This code of conduct contains 21 basic principles that guide one to a better quality of life. Entirely nonreligious, it can be followed
by anyone, of any race, color or creed and works to restore the bonds that unite humankind.
The Foundation coordinates public awareness aigns worldwide. The centerpiece of the campaign is the award-winning series of 21 public
service announcements, each depicting one of the principles from The Way to
Happiness. These PSAs have been seen on television all over the world.
But the real power of the booklet is realized when it is distributed to others, hand to hand. In this way, one helps others survive better and
lead happier lives. They, in turn, pass copies of the book to those whose lives they influence, encouraging others to treat their fellows with
kindness, compassion and respect.
The Purpose of The Trans USA Run
The purpose is to fundraise for The Way to Happiness' campaigns (www.twth.org) and distribute as many booklets and PSA DVDs as
possible and create a major impact. Media and other organizations will be contacted along John's course when he passes by. We can
thereby support youth to make the right choices through trust, honesty and restoring common sense values, which all cultures and creeds
agree with. Children become tomorrow's civilization and this being a worthy purpose, with crime, drugs, intolerance all rampant in our
society, this concerns us all.
The Way to Happiness has precepts such as:
● Be worthy of trust
● Try not to do things to others that you would not like them to do to you
● Safeguard and improve your environment
● Don't do anything illegal
Success from Youth
"My school reports contained 'As', but only in the word 'absent'. My parents left a copy of The Way to Happiness on my bed one day, and I sat down
and read it. The book contained many ideas and concepts that I had always wanted to live up to, but had failed at, even some real simple ones that I
thought weren't a problem for me, such as 'Be worthy of trust', but in fact had failed at, too. Something happened to me when I stared that cold hard
fact in the face, and realized I was not worthy of trust. I decided to change." - Performing Artist
As with almost any activity in life, we require financial energy to make the Trans USA run a reality. Your support is essential to our success.
Remember that all contributions are tax deductible. Please add the code "JR" to your donation if done via phone.
Donate by Internet
Donate by Phone
Call The Way to Happiness International at (818) 254-0600.
U.S. residents can call toll free at (800) 255-7906.
We need volunteers for events coordination, organizational tasks and fundraiser over a period of about 3-4 months. You can choose the
amount of time you would like to dedicate per week. Contact: Richard Ettricks, cell 323 377 5409 or Patricia O'Brien, cell 323 317 1443.
The Way To Happiness Foundation
The Trans USA Run
Running for Youth
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