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Back on My Feet Team Running Home 2015 St. Louis Marathon

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BENEFITING: Back on My Feet

ORGANIZER: Back on My Feet

EVENT DATE: Apr 12, 2015

Darcy Banco

THE STORY:

As I train for the St. Louis Marathon, I will be raising money for the Back on My Feet organization. 

This organization "uses running as a way to help those experiencing homelessness transform their own lives and achieve employment and independent living.The organization’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many Members obtaining independence through employment, job training and housing (http://www.backonmyfeet.org/about-back-on-my-feet)."

I started running with Back on My Feet just before Christmas. Since then, I have continued to run with the group 1-2 days a week, and have heard a number of stories from different runners. Each runner has a different backround, and a different reason for showing up, but all have the same goal. To be better. 

And I guess thats why I showed up too, because that's what running is all about. We start in hope of becoming better, however we define that.

A blurb from the Back on My Feet web page says this well: 

"Running offers many strong and powerful lessons for life. Running teaches us: to take things one step at a time; that you can’t cheat life - you have to run miles one through nine to get to 10; when facing an uphill challenge we can persevere or take the easy way and turn around. The lesson we love the most is that if we keep moving forward, we arrive some place different, we arrive stronger and often as better versions of ourselves (http://www.backonmyfeet.org/mission-process)."

I see this fundraiser as a way to support this organization in its mission, but also, as a challenge to myself to keep showing up, and to both motivate and gain motivation from the other members of Back on My Feet. 

On the other end, the hope is that we will all be better. 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Baystate Banco's

    $500

  • Louis and Andrea R.

    $50

  • Your cousin Michael

    $50

  • Katie & Steve

    $100

  • Nicole Martin

    $20

  • The Grochmals

    $25

  • Maddie & Eileen

    $75

  • Lauren Steimle

    $20

  • Valerie Deutsch

    $50

  • Caroline Thomas

    $50

  • The Grants

    $100

  • The Richards

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alyssa

    $30

  • Cynthia Steimle

    $100

  • Kathleen Banco

     

  • Maryanne & Ron Lewis

    $50

  • LG

    $20

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31% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,000 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Darcy Banco

Amount Raised

$1,550

 

31% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

LG

LG

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Maryanne & Ron Lewis

Maryanne & Ron Lewis

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kathleen Banco

Kathleen Banco

3 years ago

Cynthia Steimle

Cynthia Steimle

DONATION: $100

you go, girl! 3 years ago

Alyssa

Alyssa

DONATION: $30

In honor of my Uncle, Murray Massover 3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

3 years ago

The Richards

The Richards

3 years ago

The Grants

The Grants

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Caroline Thomas

Caroline Thomas

DONATION: $50

Darcy, so proud of you! What a great cause. I love you, good luck!! 3 years ago

Valerie Deutsch

Valerie Deutsch

DONATION: $50

Go Darcy! You are amazing! 3 years ago