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Back on My Feet NYC 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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June 24, 2017

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Hieu Pham

THE STORY:

It is 5:00 a.m. in Somerville and we are about to run 4 miles. Everyone is so excited and cheerful as we get ready for our usual morning run. Running with this group of people has become an important part of my routine. But if you saw me 2 years ago, I couldn’t finish even a mile. This is all because of Back on My Feet. Back on My Feet (BOMF) is a non-profit organization that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential employment and housing resources.   

I have been a volunteer for BOMF since 2015. I was amazed at the awesome community of runners where everyone was supportive. Right from the start, they were very encouraging and helped me finish my first 3-mile run. I realized that the organization’s mission of using running to overcome homelessness can really work. I firmly believe that if you can show your persistence by getting up early in the morning and run, you can become stronger and overcome any obstacles in life.  

By joining BOMF, members get access to many beneficial resources such as job training and housing initiatives after they show up consistently in morning runs with their groups. Witnessing firsthand how BOMF has helped members transform their lives is a life-changing experience for me. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we meet at 5:45 in the morning to run together. It is an incredible feeling when you see members only able to walk when they first join us, but after a few weeks they are able to run their first 5k races. Running/walking in the morning with a group of supportive people gives members a sense of community and a structured routine so that they can start their day on the right foot. 

The same transformation happened to me when I started running with Back on My Feet. After two years of running consistently, I was able to finish my first marathon in April 2016. I feel confident that I could run another marathon and there is no a better way to give back to this great organization than by racing the NYC Marathon. 

Ever since I joined BOMF, I have been involved with raising awareness of BOMF by running numerous races and raising funds for the organization. I joined the Young Professional Board for the Boston Chapter to raise awareness about the organization and how it helps alleviate homelessness by providing housing and job opportunities to members. 

By choosing to give to Back on My Feet NYC, you are helping to raise critical awareness and funds to make a difference in the lives of our members.  Back on My Feet helps individuals experiencing homelessness change their lives by boosting up their confidence and reconnecting them with the community. I’m still running with Team Somerville every week and trying to get as many members to run a marathon as I can. Together, mile by mile, we can make a difference.    

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To This Fundraiser

$3,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mai

    $25

  • Cao Ngoc

    $100

  • Diệu Liên

    $25

  • Jose Naveo

    $20

  • Thu Hà

    $20

  • Thao

    $25

  • Thảo ver 2

    $10

  • Eunice Huang

    $10

  • DavisKelly Certified Public Accountants

    $500

  • Vy

    $25

  • Thuy Hoang

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ting

     

  • Magazine Beach Service

    $185

  • Eunice Huang

    $10

  • Tracey Riley

    $25

  • Nancy Feng

    $25

  • Gina Salcedo

     

  • Jessica Lanzoni

    $25

  • Bobby solo

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $1,820

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100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $243,595 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kieran O'Mahony

Amount Raised

$11,225

 

112% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jesse Mitchell

Amount Raised

$8,181

 

109% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mingo Reynolds

Amount Raised

$7,702

 

103% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Luo

Amount Raised

$7,201

 

144% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mia and Christina

Amount Raised

$6,871

 

108% Raised of $6,350 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Greg Rittler

Amount Raised

$6,000

 

200% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Yen

Amount Raised

$5,918

 

118% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Gilroy

Amount Raised

$5,795

 

83% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $1,820

3 months ago

Bobby solo

Bobby solo

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Jessica Lanzoni

Jessica Lanzoni

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Gina Salcedo

Gina Salcedo

5 months ago

Nancy Feng

Nancy Feng

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Tracey Riley

Tracey Riley

DONATION: $25

Way to go, Hieu! 6 months ago

Eunice Huang

Eunice Huang

DONATION: $10

Have another awesome semester! 6 months ago

Magazine Beach Service

Magazine Beach Service

DONATION: $185

6 months ago

Ting

Ting

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Chuc Hieu raise fund thanh cong. 7 months ago