BENEFITING: Back on My Feet
ORGANIZER: Back on My Feet
EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2016
To support the launch of the San Francisco chapter of Back On My Feet (BOMF), I am running the San Francisco Half Marathon as a fund-racing event. I first became involved in BOMF while living in Washington DC and was quickly inspired by the organization's impact on combating homelessness. BOMF creates a community between the homeless and volunteers through a commitment to run together 3 days a week and provides essential employment and housing resources to those dedicated homeless who have demonstrated over 90% participation.
With over 6,686+ homeless living in San Francisco's streets and shelters, I am determined to support a successful launch of BOMF this November during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week. Thank you for your support!
About Back On My Feet
Operating in 11 major cities coast-to-coast, Back on My Feet recruits members at homeless and residential facilities and begins with a commitment to run three days a week. The second phase of the program, Next Steps, provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and housing resources. Since 2007, Back on My Feet has served more than 5,500 individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness and engaged more than 100,000 volunteers and supporters. Members have run a collective 500,000 miles and obtained more than 3,500 jobs and homes. Every $1 invested in Back on My Feet returns nearly $2.50 to the local community through increased economic output and cost savings. Through our innovative program, Back on My Feet proves that there is hope, that individuals can achieve things they never thought possible and that there are people who will support them along the way. For additional information, visit www.sanfrancisco.backonmyfeet.org. Follow us onFacebook and Twitter.