Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Back on My Feet

Anne Mahlum, a High School classmate of mine, is the Founder and President of Back on My Feet, in Philadelphia. Please take a couple minutes to read about her and her organization that has worked to encourage self-sufficiency of the homeless population through running as a means to build confidence, strength, and self-esteem.

Back on My Feet has been chosen as one of the top 10 hero stories of 2008 by CNN.

Now, please take a couple minutes to watch an inspiring video, here, on Anne and this wonderful
organization. After you have watched the video, I encourage you to vote for her story.
I am sharing this with you because this is not only a person I know and have a connection to, but I feel that this is another reminder to all of us how a running can make such a difference in a community. Most of you, my fellow bloggers, are avid runners and know what running can do to the mind and body. This organization is just another example of the good that comes out of running.
She did find her love of running on the flat streets of Bismarck, ND.... and all the positives that come out of it.
The results of the voting will be revealed during CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE Thanksgiving night at 9PM ET.

24 comments:

Blaine and Steph said...

I read her story - that is awesome what she is doing. I voted for her too!

Jess said...

I read about her on Laurel's blog last week and voted for her then!

Girl on Top said...

What an awesome cause!

Michelle J said...

Yep, my vote is in! Very inspiring!!!

D10 said...

I voted for her. It is an awesome program.

BeachRunner said...

I voted. She is doing great things and your support of your friend's cause is wonderful too.

Jess said...

Wow that's so cool! I definitely voted for her!

akshaye said...

That's awesome.. I just voted for her.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

What an awesome story! I'm not sure if I can vote cause I'm canadian, but I'll check it out!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

What's amazing is that I already found that Heros voting on CNN and voted for her last week. Pretty awesome! The power of the running community.

Annette said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing! :)

Marcy said...

I already voted for her! Laurel is running her marathon for the cause. Totally killer!

scott keeps running said...

You must have had an awesome high school.

Anne said...

She's got my vote!

ChillyJ said...

That was great! I totally voted for her! What a fantastic way to help out people in a difficult situation!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Awesome stuff!

N.D. said...

Yay Philly! I just donated to Back on my feet on Laurel's blog. She's running the Philly marathon and raising funds for back on my feet.

http://laurelruns.blogspot.com/2008/10/three-things.html

Laurel said...

Awesome! I'm so glad to see another running blogger getting behind this foundation. And it's cool you went to school with her. I have never met her, but my husband is doing some research with them.

Are you from Philly?

Ms. Math said...

Wow, this is so cool!

hepsmom said...

"Awesome" is thrown around all over the place, but this really is deserving of the adjective! One vote from Georgia coming up!

IronGambit said...

I met her when I was in Philadelphia.

Lesley said...

I remember hearing this story and being so impressed by it! Talk about inspiring! How fun that you have a connection!

MarathonRandy said...

Awesome story...what a cause!!!

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www.marathonrandy.blogspot.com

Hope you can find me...

Runner Susan said...

That is pretty cool.