I am a writer, editor, and non-profit director living in Brooklyn, NY. The NYC Half on March 18th will be my 11th half marathon and my first for charity. Back on My Feet's mission to combat homelessness by restoring confidence, strength and self-esteem through running is a cause closet to my heart. Running has meant so much to me since I made it around Prospect Park for the first time 7 years ago, and believe in it's power to lift spirits and even change lives.
I've committed to raising $1,000 for Back on My Feet by April. Please help me reach my goal by giving whatever you can. Thank you for your support!
Here is some more information about the impact of Back on My Feet:
Since launching in 2007, Back on My Feet has served more than 6,000 individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness and engaged more than 100,000 volunteers and supporters. At any given time, 80% of our members are participating in our Next Steps program, working to secure employment and housing. Our members have run a collective 500,000 miles and obtained more than 4,000 jobs and homes. Furthermore, 1,500 members have completed their GED, taken up further education or completed certified vocational training. Within six months of becoming a Back on My Feet Alumnus, 90% of members maintain their employment, 60% receive a wage increase and 20% achieve a promotion.
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