I am honored to serve on the host committee for Back on My Feet’s second annual Back on My Feet DC Blue & Green Birthday Bash, which will be held on Thursday, April 12 at the JW Marriott hotel in Washington,DC. This event is an opportunity to applaud the efforts of Back on My Feet members, volunteers and supporters for cultivating an organization that is helping people change their lives.
Founded by Anne Mahlum in 2007, Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating self-sufficiency within the homeless and underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build self-esteem and strength. Rather than simply providing food or shelter, the organization helps build a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership.
Back on My Feet’s approach focuses on the very profound and innate desire in all of us – regardless of age, race or socio-economic status – to feel recognized, appreciated and valued. Through dedication and hard work, Members earn the opportunity to create a new path for themselves by advancing to the “Next Steps” phase of the program in which they gain access to educational and employment opportunities, as well as job training and financial aid. In short, BoMF focuses on changing the direction of people’s lives by changing the way they see themselves. The organization has had incredible results, with 75 percent of Members consistently maintaining 90 percent attendance at morning runs. Fifty percent of Members successfully move from living in dependency to an independent lifestyle.
Put on your favorite blue or green cocktail attire and enjoy an open bar, a stunning array of silent auction items, a seated dinner & program, and an after party! Hope you will make plans to attend!
- Miss A
April 12, 2012. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1710
Ph. 800- 228-9290
TICKETS: Tickets are only $90 per person until March 12th, $100 per person until April 11th or $110 at the door. Purchase tickets here.
Special thanks to our host committee members for helping with this event:
Co-Chair: Stephanie Baucus, Perennial Strategy Group
Co-Chair: Dr. Jay Greenstein, Sport & Spine Rehab
Ericka Andersen, The Heritage Foundation
Brian Athey, Webster Book, LLP
Kimberly Ball, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Mariko Bennett, Baxter Healthcare
Melissa Boteach, Half in Ten Campaign
Tammy Boyd, JC Watts Partners
Ann Carmichael, American Bar Association
Megan Christenson, Blank Rome, LLP
Paula Domenici PhD, Center for Deployment Psychology
Kristen Daugherty, WGirls
Mark Edwards, Capital One
Ledy Espinal,One Brick
Yolonda Faulkner, Perennial Sports and Entertainment Group
John Gifft, Horizon Strategies
Emil Hill, Weber Shandwick
France Hoang, Fluet Huber + Hoang
Anny Hong, CBS
LaRhonda Lombardi, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Heather Martin, Fierce Markets
Lindsey Mask, Global VIsion Communications
Cathy Miller, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Claudia Nadig, Arlington Road Runners
Charles Paret, Paxton Stuart LLC
Lauren Pomponio, popchips
Andrea Rodgers, Miss A | Charity Meets Style.
Kimberly Sackin, IBM Global Business Services
Cherie Short, CWA
Bob Sierralta, The Liasion Capitol Hill
Martha Jane Zaring,CWCapital