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Web Wednesday – March 28, 2012

Web Wednesdays – each Wednesday we will feature a website that we’ve come across while in our process of searching for inspiration, the latest trends, or learning about anything and everything we can get our hands on that interests us.

Sweat for a Cause

This week I have a fun little website, which will be interesting to see where it progresses. Let me introduce you to Sweat for a Cause, a new social network that uses your physical capabilities as a tool to provide funds for non-profit groups.

Based out of Brookline, MA, Sweat for a Cause allows users to raise money for their favorite non-profits by participating in online fitness challenges. Each user creates a profile page that shows your current fitness challenge and who you are fundraising for. It will also show past challenges that you’ve participated in and whether or not you’ve met the end goal. Now these challenges can be pretty simple or extensive depending on how fit you are, so you can choose a challenge that suits your physical capabilities. Participation does involve a $5 donation to the benefiting cause, but hey it’s for a good cause. Once the challenge is selected and the donation is made, its time to work out. Each challenge last’s a week, so make sure you stay on top of it and update your progress on the groups leader board. Invite your friends and see who can make it out on top.

So if you’re looking to give back to the world in some small way, this is the way to go. Keep in mind that Sweat for a Cause is currently in BETA, so you do have to request an invitation to join the site.