BENEFITING: Back on My Feet
ORGANIZER: Back on My Feet
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
My name is Alison Wasserman, and I'm honored to have been chosen to run the 2016 Boston Marathon on behalf of Back on My Feet. Back on My Feet is an organization that provides training, education, and housing resources to those in the homeless population who participate in BoMF's running program. Running has changed my life. I have learned self-confidence, made new friends, and achieved things I never thought possible. Since running has had such a transformative effect on me, I can think of no better organization to support through fundraising while training for the Boston Marathon than Back on My Feet, an organization that transforms the lives of those in our population who could use a helping hand. Please consider supporting me through this endeavor!
Back on My Feet wrote -
Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living.
The organization’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many Members obtaining independence through employment, job training and housing.
Through dedication and hard work, Residential Members (those experiencing homelessness) earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves. Running leads to personal transformation and dedication to the program leads to access to training, employment and housing resources. Through community and corporate support, the program strives to change the perception of homelessness.