Last weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to step away from the campaign trail and join friends for the Lions Club Reindeer Run 5K. It's moments like these that remind us of the joy and importance of connecting with our community outside the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Participating in this event wasn't just about the run; it was about embracing a healthier lifestyle and supporting the incredible mission of the Lions Club. For those who may not know, the Lions Club is dedicated to helping those in need through various initiatives, including vision care, youth programs, and community service.

This winter season, I challenge us all to harness the power of community, sunshine (all six minutes of it!), and physical activity. When we’re healthy, our world is a better place.