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March is my all-time favorite month of the year! Why? Because 1) Daylight Savings Time means we ALL get more run time after work, 2) It marks the time of year where we FINALLY get to see and FEEL some of that warm, Spring weather, and 3) St. Patrick’s Day! Need I say more?!?!

In celebration of Spring and St. Paddy’s day, BoMF Atlanta invites you to join us at the Cuties Luckie 5k and Fun Run on March 17th, 2012! It’s fun for the WHOLE family! Bring the strollers, and Kiddos wear your running shoes! The Kids Fun Run has comfortable distances for 4 categories and ALL miniature Cuties fun run participants will earn a t-shirt AND finisher’s medal!

This year’s Cuties Luckie 5k is sure to be blast with an exciting downtown course and start/finish at Centennial Olympic Park! Register now and BoMF family and friends will receive $5 off the 5k by registering HERE  and entering code BOMF5k2012.

For more race information, visit http://www.georgiamarathon.com/cutiesluckie5k.htm

We can’t wait to see you there @ 8 AM sharp for the 5k and @ 9 AM sharp for the Kids Fun Run!

 It’s hard to believe that Back on My Feet Atlanta made its debut less than a month ago and here we are preparing for our first 5k! We are more than 80 Non-Residential Members strong and already looking to welcome new Residential Members. Atlanta has supported us well! 

We’re sending a huge thank you to Phidippides, our running store partner. They hosted a shoe-fitting for our Residential Members on November 10th and the energy in the store was electric! You can see more photos from the shoe fitting here. Phidippides has also allowed us to host Non-Res orientations at their facility which has helped Back on My Feet Atlanta reach a significant number of potential volunteers in a short period of time. If you’d like to attend our next orientation, fill out this request form.

The energy from the shoe-fitting carried over to our amazing Inaugural Run that Friday morning, 11.11.11. More than 120 people showed up at 5:30 a.m. to see Back on My Feet Atlanta in action! Following the run, more than 300 people enjoyed breakfast at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. We all listened intently as Anne Mahlum and her father gave heartwarming and emotional speeches that had people pulling out tissues and eager to help this organization reach its potential. The launch ended with hugs, smiles and generous donations. We are so grateful to our sponsors for making this possible—AAA Parking, Accenture, AT&T, Bimbo Bakeries, Cintas, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Cox Enterprises, Franklin Covey, Marriott International, Mongtag & Caldwell, Phidippides, Prommis Solutions, Southern Company and Sun Trust.

So… what have we done since the launch? We’ve been running, of course! Team Trinity, Team Gateway and Team Salvation Army are all making amazing progress. Residential Members and Non-Residential Members alike are helping each other achieve their goals. We’ve run in the pouring rain and the freezing cold—nothing stops our momentum. We’ve progressed quickly from one mile runs to two miles runs. Saturday distance runs, here we come!

In addition to our three weekday runs, these teams are preparing for their first 5k! On December 17th, come join us at the Peachtree Corners 5k. Whether you register to run or just stop by to cheer us on, your presence is always appreciated. Later that day, all of our Residential and Non-Residential Members will gather together for our holiday social at Stone Mountain Park. Last one up the mountain is a rotten egg!We’re also gearing up for our first charity partner run, the MLK Day 5K on January 16, 2012. The event director for the race is not only providing entries for our Residential Members to run, but he is also donating a portion of the proceeds to Back on My Feet Atlanta. You can register for the race online and be sure to select team Back on My Feet.

And if you haven’t already, sign up to join us for our weekday morning runs. There is no greater joy than starting your day with a hug and running with people who support you in all you do. See you in the morning!

Anne Mahlum announcing three 2011 expansion cities during a webcast on June 18, 2010.

On Friday, during a live webcast through a partnership Philadelphia’s NBC 10, Back on My Feet Founder Anne Mahlum announced the first three of five 2011 expansion cities.

More concrete plans were shared by Mahlum regarding that expansion as well. Mahlum announced that in the first half of 2011, Back on My Feet chapters will launch in the following cities:

  • Dallas-Fort Worth (January 2011)
  • Atlanta (March 2011)
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (June 2011)

If you missed it, below, watch the six-minute webcast.

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By the middle of 2011, Back on My Feet will be combating homelessness in eight of the largest cities in the country.

Today, Friday, June 18, 2010, during a live webcast at noon, our Founder and President Anne Mahlum announced that the first three expansion chapters will be in Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta and Minneapolis-St. Paul next year.

See the official press release here. Check out our expansion page, more closely detailing the decision here.

More than 700 people suggested their city for our expansion in 2011. We’ll be expanding to two more cities in the latter half of 2011, so if we aren’t landing in your hometown yet, tell us why we should get there next.

Particular mentions need to be shared with groups in Houston, in Portland and New York City for their passionate support of our mission and encouragement for their respective cities. It’s not the right fit immediately, but our Vice President of Growth and Expansion Sandi Maro has made clear that we’ll be in each of those cities — and many others — in the near future.