BENEFITING: Family House, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Jul 29, 2012
Karen Banks wrote -
My name is Karen Banks and my life has done a complete 180 this year. In my quest for a more healthy lifestyle I have decided to challenge myself and run in The San Francisco Half Marathon in July 2012. As most of my friends know my other passion is advocating for Family House, Inc.
Founded in 1981, Family House is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital. Qualifying families live more than 50 miles from UCSF, and many live at or below the low-income status as determined by UCSF. Our two locations sustain nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 107 people per night. Over the course of a year we serve more than 2,000 families.
Family House is an independent organization led by a professional staff and board of directors dedicated to providing residential services free-of-charge to qualifying families. Since they receive no financial support from UCSF, or any other public entity, they rely solely on the generous contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations.
Please help me in my fundraising efforts to support Family House and run my first half marathon ever.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill