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Team Back on My Feet Boston Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: Back on My Feet

ORGANIZER: Back on My Feet

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Kathryn Ledwell

THE STORY:

Hi everyone!

In April, I will be running 26.2 miles in the beautiful city of Boston, MA. I love running, and I love it even more when I know the race is benefitting others. 

I will be running the 2013 Boston Marathon for Back on My Feet. You can learn more about Back on My Feet below, or on the webpage www.backonmyfeet.org. 

My goal is to raise $6,000 for BoMF. It is a lofty ambition, but I suppose you could say running 26.2 miles is equally as lofty! I am honored to have the opportunity to run this race on behalf of Back on My Feet. It is a phenomenal organization; its purpose is incredibly meaningful to myself and many others. 

PLEASE HELP ME REACH MY GOAL! 

I will be posting periodic updates on my training, and will have many funny and embarrassing stories to share as well. Please join my fundraising team and help me cross the finish line in April!

 

THANKS!!!

 

 

BACK ON MY FEET wrote -

 

Founded in 2007Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.  The organization does not provide food, nor does it provide shelter, but instead provides a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership.

Back on My Feet’s approach focuses on the very profound and innate desire for all of us – regardless of age, race, socio-economic status – to feel recognized, appreciated, valued and important. Through dedication and hard work, Members earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves by advancing to the “Next Steps” phase of the program where they gain access to educational, job training and employment opportunities, as well as financial aid. In short, BoMF focuses on changing the direction of people’s lives by changing the way they see themselves.

The organization has had incredible results with 75 percent of Members consistently maintaining 90 percent attendance at morning runs. Fifty percent of Members successfully move from dependency to an independent lifestyle. Learn more about our program results.

Back on My Feet is extremely collaborative with homeless service agencies as well as running and corporate communities.  BoMF is grateful for support from so many individuals, races, foundations and corporations – including Marriott InternationalAccentureBimbo Bakeries USAAT&TWhite LodgingComcastJohn HancockMorgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP – all of which contribute to the diverse funding that supports our organization’s 2012 $4.8M operating budget. 

Back on My Feet has chapters in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and New York City. The organization plans to expand to the West Coast in 2013. Back on My Feet has received incredible media support, including attention from NBC Nightly NewsABC World NewsCNN, andThe Today Showfor its ingenuity in tackling this difficult social issue. More information can be found at backonmyfeet.org.

$3,409

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • James Dodds

     

  • Charlotte Healy

    $50

  • Mark Ledwell and Monica Driscoll

    $400

  • Eli Levitt

    $10

  • Monica

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $65

  • Nancy & Corey

    $75

  • Caryn

    $100

  • Paul Ledwell & Shelia Morrison

    $100

  • Micaela Bloomer

    $35

  • Michelle Court-Reuss

    $20

  • Julia

    $25

  • Lauren

     

  • JM

    $10

  • Annabel

    $50

  • Gerrard

    $50

  • Laurin

    $30

  • Mimi & David

    $20

  • Gery B

    $20

  • Hersh Borenstein

    $41

  • Pam Sheff

    $15

  • Alexis

    $20

  • Kevin K.

    $20

  • Courtney Carragher

    $10

  • Rianne Carragher

    $20

  • Christine Cassidy

    $20

  • Dani Himelfarb

    $10

  • Anna

    $20

  • McCahey

     

  • Debbie Mitchell

    $50

  • Sarah

    $20

  • Maura

    $30

  • Cristi O'Connor

    $15

  • Daniel

    $75

  • Tiffany Kim

    $10

  • Samantha Brandon

    $40

  • Marilyn

    $20

  • Laura Perkinson

    $20

  • Lauren

    $20

  • Terry Soloman

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Hugh Marbury

    $250

  • Toosie and Russ

    $100

  • Julie Reiser

    $15

  • Alexis

    $10

  • Nicki Cantor

    $50

  • Ellen Bacher

     

  • Matt Carvin

    $30

  • Michael Kimmelman

    $100

  • Darren Peters

    $100

  • Dana Berlin

    $10

  • Paul Soulos

    $50

  • Frank Butler

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Paula Margaret

    $50

  • Cardiac kids

    $100

  • mary lou and dave

    $25

  • Mary, Steve and Maxim

    $75

  • Emily Smith

    $15

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57% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $75,684 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Reilly

Amount Raised

$10,945

Fundraiser Title

Jon Bordeau

Amount Raised

$7,875

Fundraiser Title

Dave Bordeau

Amount Raised

$5,600

 

93% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erika Mark

Amount Raised

$5,562

Fundraiser Title

Heidi Wheatley

Amount Raised

$5,561

 

103% Raised of $5,400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bridget Hanahan

Amount Raised

$5,525

 

102% Raised of $5,400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margaret McPartland

Amount Raised

$5,400

Fundraiser Title

David Patterson

Amount Raised

$5,400

Donor Comments

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

DONATION: $15

5 years ago

Mary, Steve and Maxim

Mary, Steve and Maxim

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

mary lou and dave

mary lou and dave

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Cardiac kids

Cardiac kids

DONATION: $100

Kathryn, congratulations we are all cheering for you. keep up the good work 5 years ago

Paula Margaret

Paula Margaret

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Frank Butler

Frank Butler

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Paul Soulos

Paul Soulos

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Dana Berlin

Dana Berlin

DONATION: $10

5 years ago