This year I am running in the Colfax Marathon for the first time, with my employer, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains. I am proud to be running this year to show my immense gratitude for this incredible community I have gotten to call my friends and co workers for the last 9 years, and also to raise awareness of the current state of the refugee resettlement program. This has been a challenging year for my organization and the refugee community we support and resettle. With historically low numbers of refugees being resettled to our country, I am running to say I stand for welcome! Our communities are better with refugees in them and I hope you will support my fundraiser with LFS (100% of proceeds go to LFS) to declare that you stand for welcome and support refugees in your community too!