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Hi everyone. I have decided to raise money for Back on My Feet Baltimore through running with Team BOMF in the Baltimore 10 Miler. BOMF which is revolutionizing the way society looks at homelessness and homeless people.

I started wanting to link up some way with BOMF when I went to a Homeless Resource Festival with my organization and witnessed what a transformation something as simple as a haircut or a teeth cleaning can do for a person who lacks housing and employment. Many homeless individuals were not ready to commit to being tutored because they lacked the confidence to admit they were illiterate, or needed to get their physical health on track as a first priority.

So why are we linking up with the B10? Running, particularly running in a group, has been proven to increase confidence, mental and physical health, and self-esteem. I know it has for me, and BOMF's success rate with its group run programming is yet more evidence.

BOMF recruits members (individuals experiencing homelessness) at homeless and residential facilities around the country and begins with a commitment to run three days a week in the early morning. After 30 days in the program, members with 90% attendance earn the opportunity to move into the second phase of the program called Next Steps, which provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and housing resources. Almost 80% of individuals who start the program move into Next Steps.

I have set a very modest goal of $250, which can make a world of difference in the life of a homeless person through BOMF. It can mean something as simple as a pair of shoes, which can change everything.

Please consider donating $25 to help me reach my goal. (Or any little bit you may have!) Thank you in advance. <3

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Personal Overview

So far I've raised 100% of my goal
 
Personal Goal:$300.00
Money Raised:$301.00

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Event Overview

2017 Baltimore 10 Miler has raised 101% of their goal
2017 Baltimore 10 Miler Goal:$8,000.00
Money Raised:$8,103.00