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Back On My Feet - Member Stories

Posted by Jackie Johnston on Feb 23, 2010 12:33:12 PM

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One of my favorite things about Back On My Feet is that it is REALLY working to help people get their lives back on track.  Food, clothing and shelter are basic needs that are very important.  Back On My Feet does not provide these things.  What it does provide is a way to move people forward in their lives.  This program is not a hand out.  Back On My Feet members are people who are working hard to earn these rewards through dedication, commitment and perseverance.  The are accomplishing things beyond their wildest dreams!  They are running 5Ks, 1/2 marathons, full marathons, graduating from career programs, getting apartments, getting jobs, reuniting with their families.  Running with Back On My Feet is just the beginning.  Read some of their stories here -


Stories from Philly

Philly Stories


Stories from Baltimore

Baltimore Stories


For anyone who's done the Couch to 5K and knows what that feels like to finish your first race, just imagine going from a homeless shelter to finishing a marathon.  Can you even imagine?


Check out Darius' Story on NBC 10


Check out Aaron's Story in Baltimore


I'm running to support Back On My Feet in the Kelly St. Patrick's Day 5K in Baltimore.  Here is my fundraising page.

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Jackie Johnston

Jackie Johnston

Member since: Dec 14, 2007

I've wanted to get involved with BOMF for the last few years but I live too far away to run with a team. So here's a good way to support the cause and run for them in the St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K in Baltimore.

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