Many of you have heard Susan rave about running. Given a moment she'll explain (or demonstrate) Dancyrunning, she'll give you her tips on how to become a runner (or better yet Dancyrunner! start with the Rocky soundtrack!! or Thriller...Oh! Mr.. Blue Sky...), she'll talk about how it's changed her life, outlook, mettle. Brian is bemusedly along for the ride and chasing after this Runner's High he's heard so much of.
As running has been such a huge positive force in her life, when Susan stumbled upon Back on My Feet, an organization that uses running to improve the lives, outlooks, and mettles of people experiencing homelessness, she KNEW she wanted to raise money for them.
It costs about $1,800 to host a Member in the Back on My Feet program, which includes team participation, community and trust building activities, moving from unemployment to employment as well from shelter living to permanent housing. And this year, Brian and Susan want to do just that. So help them reach their current goal of raising $1k for running the Race to Wrigley 5k!
Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit 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 achieve independence through employment 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.