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Run Like A Mother Race Helps Homeless Moms in DuPage County
Bridge Communities is the beneficiary of Run Like A Mother, a women's only 5k race that takes place on Mother's Day, May 13, 2012.
The run will be held Sunday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Hinsdale. Registration is currently open; women can register at http://runlikeamotherchicago.eventbrite.com. More information about the race can be found at www.runlikeamotherrace.com. Registration costs $40 per person, and a portion of every registration goes directly to Bridge Communities. A kids’ one-mile run is also an option at $15 per child. Those interested in donating but who are unable to participate in the race can also make donations at http://runlikeamotherchicago.eventbrite.com.
"Run Like A Mother sought out Bridge Communities to partner with for many reasons, first of which is that we share a common mission – to transform lives,” explains Maggie Barney, Director of Operations for Run Like A Mother. “The truly life-changing transformation Bridge offers its families paves the road to embracing and learning about the benefits of living a healthy, well-balanced life. Run Like A Mother has seen first-hand the positive effects starting a running program have. Our inspiration & motivation comes from the mental and physical transformation that often takes place in first-time athletes.”
Barney adds, “We hope to share the message of Bridge Communities to DuPage County and in turn, introduce our love of running to the Bridge community. Our hope is that together we can make a positive and lasting impact on those who rely and benefit so much from the services Bridge provides."
Event coordinators have also provided three “scholarships”
“I’m so excited about this!” exclaims Bridge mom Sarah about the opportunity to race in Run Like A Mother. “Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to do this. It really means a lot to me.”
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Bridge Communities, Inc. is a dynamic, grassroots, nonprofit organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless families in DuPage County through partnering with talented, resourceful individuals and groups in the community. Its program of transitional housing, mentoring and supportive services empowers the families to increase life skills and earning power to promote self-sufficiency, sustain permanent housing, and to break the cycle of poverty within the family unit. What began by co-founders Mark Milligan and Bob Wahlgren when they decided, in 1988, to begin to help homeless families, has now become a powerful current of change in the lives of hundreds of extremely low to low income at-risk families. To make a donation to support homeless families served by Bridge Communities, or to find out how to support Bridge in other ways, please call Mark Milligan at (630) 545-0610, ext.10 or visit www.bridgecommunities.org.