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UNA senior to ride unicycle across AL for obesity cause

Schifano will leave Florence on August 1 and will spend the next several weeks riding for her cause. Schifano will leave Florence on August 1 and will spend the next several weeks riding for her cause.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

Lauren Schifano, senior at UNA, plans to ride from Florence to Gulf Shores to help raise awareness for childhood obesity, and she plans on doing it all on her unicycle!

Schifano will leave Florence on August 1 and will spend the next several weeks riding for her cause.

She said she plans to stop at libraries and schools along the way to help spread the word and share nutritional ideas.

All of the money raised on her journey will benefit Louie's Kids - a non-profit organization that raises funds to help treat childhood obesity.

The senior health science major said it's important to educate children on healthy living now because they are our future.

"My message is to not just be healthy to live, but to be healthy to live your wildest dreams. We are capable of going insane distances on a unicycle, and I just really want to inspire them to reach for their highest goals and be healthy along the way," Schifano said.

She said she enlisted the help from the university's geography department to help map her journey.

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