BENEFITING: Urban Impact
ORGANIZER: Urban Impact
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
Urban Impact is a faith-based, non-profit organization that was created to foster Christian community development on the North Side by changing lives one person, one family, one block at a time. The organization focuses on helping at-risk kids, youth, and their families in a holistic manner; by meeting needs academically, spiritually, physically and socially.
There are currently 29 Urban Missionaries who raise their own support and have rooted themselves within the North Side community. They run athletics, education, and performing arts programs, lead Bible studies, and help students transition from high school into college, trade school, ministry, military, or the workforce (at a 95% sucess rate I might add)!
By running the 5k, I want to raise money for these programs so they can continue to have the resources to reach kids of all ages. I also intend to raise awareness for the epidemic of fatherlessness and all the negative effects it has in this community. Finally, I am excited to push myself and train to do my best. I am thankful to God for the ability to run!