As My dad's chief fundraiser and cheering squad I felt it was my job to write a little message on his behalf. Basically dad wanted to run another marathon and I convinced him to run as part of a fundraiser for my work. While this does mean that he has to raise 500 dollars it also means that I get to see him race! The money raised will go to supporting InnerRoads Wilderness Program.
InnerRoads is a small non-profit that is a part of the larger Youth Homes organization. Each year we help up to 16 youth and their families from Montana and beyond. Our Kids Often struggle with drug and alcohol issues, mental health problems and traumatic childhoods. Through a month long backpacking trip in the wilderness youth are given the opportunity to step back and look at their life from a new perspective. As a field staff I saw students find insight and motivation that was simply not there prior to the trip. In the woods the challenges are real and at times daunting and youth find they have the ability to deal with both. These trips have a large impact on the youth and their families.
I hope you will consider donating to Jed's marathon run and support a great organization! You can either donate on this page or mail a check. Make checks payable to Youth Homes and send to P.O. box 7616, Missoula, MT 59807. Be sure to include Jed in the memo line.
Thanks for your support! Run Jed Run!!!!