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Give Now for More Bright Beginnings

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BENEFITING: Bright Beginnings

EVENT: Bright Beginnings 5k

EVENT DATE: Mar 02, 2013

Heather Hodges

THE STORY:

I'm paying forward all the life-changing health benefits I achieved through Zumba, Pilates and dance by using all this awesome energy to run a 5K to raise money for some homless families in DC that also could use some life-changing help.  Please consider making a donation in support of Bright Beginnings 5K to support thier mission of helping homeless children and families.  

The top reasons that lead to homelessness include unforeseen economic crisis, job loss, foreclosure, serious medical condition, and death in the family. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2011 KIDS COUNT data, 30% of the District of Columbia’s children live below the poverty level, compared to 17% nationally. Bright Beginnings serves 25% of the homeless children younger than 5 years old in Washington, DC. In this environment, Bright Beginnings has been a beacon to homeless families across the city, many of whom travel long distances from far corners of the city to bring their children to a place of hope, help and respect. 

All proceeds from this event go to Bright Beginnings, Inc., a nationally-accredited non-profit organization, which provides education, therapeutic, and family-stabilizing services that give homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and their families the best chance of success in school and in life. Help us run toward a brighter beginning

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