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Running Against Homelessness: Back on My Feet in Atlanta

posted Nov 18, 2011, 5:57 AM by William Matson
ATLANTA, GA -Back on My Feet, a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of people experiencing homelessness by engaging them in running, launched its Atlanta chapter Nov. 11. Thirty men and women experiencing homelessness began their journey with BoMF by participating in the group’s inaugural Atlanta run at 5:30 a.m. Atlanta is the eighth city to gain a BoMF chapter, joining Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring Back on My Feet into the Southeast,” said Anne Mahlum, founder and CEO of BoMF. “It’s rare for a nonprofit to expand during tough economic times, and we’re so excited that Back on My Feet continues to add new chapters. Our growth demonstrates the tremendous need for this program. We feel very fortunate to have the support of Atlanta’s professional, running and service communities as we work to move the city’s homeless population toward self-sufficiency.”

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