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Back on My Feet Team Running Home

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BENEFITING: Back on My Feet

ORGANIZER: Back on My Feet

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

Kathleen Lau

THE STORY:

As the Program Director for Back on My Feet Boston I am honored to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon as part of Team Running Home. Every day I get the opportunity to work with individuals who have goals: to run a mile, stay sober, gain custody of their children, feel confident speaking in a group, lower their blood pressure, get their GED, quit smoking, find employment, run a 5K, move into their own apartment. By joining Back on My Feet they are able to work towards these goals with the unconditional support of a team. I have chosen to dedicate each of my 26 miles to a particular individual who has inspired me, who has pushed through their own challenges, or simply is the reason this program exists. On April 20th I will carry each of their names with me as I make my way from Hopkinton to Boylston Street.

1. Joe
2. Darren
3. Juan
4. James
5. Mississippi
6. Jamie
7. Dave
8. Gladys
9. Jimmy
10. Cathy
11. Josephine
12. Erica
13. Bill
14. Randy
15. Tommy
16. Michael
17. Rich
18. Donna
19. Arley
20. Richard
21. Bob
22. Jenelle
23. Sean
24. Alan
25. Eric
26. Florence
 

Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering stability, self-sufficiency and independence in the homeless and at-risk population by utilizing a proven, disruptive technology: a carefully designed and closely monitored team wellness program. Back on My Feet strikes many as a unique solution to a pervasive social issue. We foster stability within the homeless and at-risk populations by first engaging our Members in running & walking as a means to improve health, build confidence, strength and self-esteem. We do provide a community that embraces respect, discipline and teamwork and create a common link between our Members, our volunteers and the communities that we serve. For Back on My Feet, running/walking/wellness is the means by which our Members discover that they are capable of accomplishing anything with hard work and dedication. Through our programs, our Members are smoking less, making better nutrition choices, getting regular exercise, enrolling in school and job training courses at greater rates and moving from emergency housing to independent living. They credit Back on My Feet with giving them a renewed sense of belief in themselves and the courage to take the steps to move their lives forward. Using the power of community and shared commitment, Back on My Feet measures success not by miles logged, but by the achievements of our Members on their road home.

$6,015

MONEY RAISED
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  • Josh Duboff

     

  • Team Rosie's

     

  • Speedy Ginger Friend

     

  • Kerry Evans

     

  • Jamie Chaloff

    $50

  • Daryl Thomas

    $50

  • Mary Beth Dynan

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Heidi Siegal

    $100

  • Buhler Family

    $15

  • Mary Jane

    $100

  • Lauren Hogardt & Brian Hartley

    $50

  • Jenn & James

    $50

  • Erin Madore

    $25

  • Samantha & Peter

    $262

  • Chris and Nicole Anthony

    $25

  • Duong Family

    $53

  • Meg Reilly

    $50

  • Charles River Running, Norwood MA

    $362

  • Terri S.

    $20

  • Jennifer Derrick

    $50

  • Jean

    $50

  • Melissa

    $30

  • Laura Liston

    $100

  • Michelle Wentworth

    $30

  • Julie and Brock

    $100

  • Katy, Matt and Christopher

    $158

  • Lizz

    $25

  • Senor Nachos

    $50

  • Bud & Kathy Cobb

    $26

  • Raffle donations

    $350

  • Johnny

    $100

  • Cordelia and Rowena

    $149

  • Steve Brady

     

  • Joe

    $25

  • Sarah Giaccai

     

  • Sarah & Steve Parks

    $25

  • Matty

    $75

  • Kate Naujalis

    $50

  • Bowie

    $50

  • Kathleen Lau

    $25

  • Kristen Curran-Faller

    $30

  • Chrissy Vasquez

     

  • Morgan Kennedy

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • John Hadcock

    $100

  • Jarrod DeVincent

    $135

  • Jill Scranton

     

  • Noelle

    $100

  • Sarah Giacci

    $150

  • Your "Golden'"s

    $200

  • Heidi Siegal

     

  • Matthew, Christopher & Fenway

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Emily Brown

    $25

  • Rachael Llanes

    $25

  • D. Cotter

    $50

  • Gina Laufer

    $25

  • Love you, Mom and Dad

    $500

  • UNO's Dough Raiser

     

  • Melissa & Dave Messing

    $25

  • Jon Masters

    $26

  • Laura LeClair

    $26

  • Leslie

    $20

  • S, C, N &M Ahern

    $20

  • Kate and Laurie

    $25

  • Lauren Connolly

    $25

  • Cobb & G

    $119

  • Catie Tokarz

     

  • Meg and Guster

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Breann B.

     

  • The Hynes Family

    $26

  • Margaret & Dave Sloat

    $50

  • Notre Dame Academy

    $500

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60% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $129,098 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Michael Garcia

Amount Raised

$24,610

Fundraiser Title

Brent Wyper

Amount Raised

$12,225

 

122% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eliyah Hamner

Amount Raised

$12,000

 

120% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

BritneyJo Ludkowski

Amount Raised

$10,060

 

101% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

susan moilanen

Amount Raised

$7,845

 

78% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Colleen Hiner

Amount Raised

$7,230

 

103% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kay Yu

Amount Raised

$7,220

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Robert Brier

Amount Raised

$7,121

 

102% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Margaret & Dave Sloat

Margaret & Dave Sloat

DONATION: $50

Kathleen--I have just loved reading all your updates and quietly cheering you on. You have been an inspiration to so many people, and I can finally add my name to that list--I started running again three weeks ago, in no small part because I loved reading all your updates. I'm so proud of you! 4 years ago

The Hynes Family

The Hynes Family

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Breann B.

Breann B.

Go Kathleen go! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Meg and Guster

Meg and Guster

DONATION: $50

Get it gurl! Me and all the kitties of the whole wide world are so proud of you! #catladiesforlife 4 years ago

Catie Tokarz

Catie Tokarz

4 years ago

Cobb & G

Cobb & G

DONATION: $119

4 years ago

Lauren Connolly

Lauren Connolly

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Kate and Laurie

Kate and Laurie

DONATION: $25

You got this. Can't wait to hear all about it. 4 years ago