Welcome to Vidhi Patel's Page!
For those of you who know me well, know that I am constantly finding ways to challenge myself to become a more well-rounded human being. Running has always been a part of my life but participating in my 1st 10-mile Blue Cross Broad Street Run on May 7th will be yet another testament to my journey of growth. I'm grateful to be a part of Accenture's team, which has pledged to fundraise $15,000 with all proceeds going to the Back on My Feet Philadelphia organization.
The Back on My Feet organization combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Back on My Feet 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. For more information about the Back on My Feet organization, feel free to visit their website backonmyfeet.org/mission-vision.
Thank you to my friends, family, friends of friends, and family of friends for showing your support in me but also the overall BOMF cause -- I appreciate all of you!
NOTE: Fundraiser profile picture is 100% pun-intended.