Running with the Bears is so excited to introduce our 2019 Charity Runner Team! 

Since, 1986 Mountain Circle has supported over 3,500 foster children and families in their journey to a healthier and happier future.

Building trusting relationships with these children, who may have lost faith in everyone who was supposed to keep them safe, is our mission. Our staff acts as role models and advocates for these displaced children.  The funds raised allow us to provide emotional support, financial assistance and some fun activities for these children whose lives have been severely disrupted.

Each year we are humbled and amazed by the level of support and enthusiasm our charity runners display.  By fundraising they are helping to change the lives of these incredible children and we cannot thank them enough for their support!

First, we would like to introduce, Laura Filbeck

 

1. What made you decide to be a Charity Runner? 

I am a middle school teacher and love working with kids. I thought this would be a good way to help our youth.

2. Is this your first year being a Charity Runner for Running with the Bears?

No, this is my fifth year.

3. Do you have any fundraising advice for other people who aren’t sure how to get started as a charity runner?

Make sure to ask people. They cannot say yes, if you don’t ask. Also, Facebook is a great way to reach out.

4. How did you find out about our race, and what made you sign up?

My sister in law first told me about it.

5. What kind of runner are you (are you in it for the adventure, the donations, or are you in it to win it?)

I am in it for the donations and the fun time. This year I am walking, because of chemo treatments for stomach cancer. It will also be my first time after having stomach removed in December 2018.

6. If you had a message for the foster children that you’re fundraising for what would it be? 

Stay strong and keep the faith.

 

 

Up next, we would like to introduce, Jessica Larson!

1. What made you decide to be a Charity Runner? 

I have always had a passion for supporting youth and families due to my own personal values, as well as my professional values. I am an LCSW and have been working with youth and families for 12 years.

2. Is this your first year being a Charity Runner for Running with the Bears?

Yes, and I am so excited to run it with 2 of my closest friends, as well as my fastest running partner- my dog, Stella. 

3. Do you have any fundraising advice for other people who aren’t sure how to get started as a charity runner?

Reach out to family and friends ans share why this race is important to you!

4. How did you find out about our race, and what made you sign up?

My closest friend, Jillian, encouraged me to run this with her. I am excited for the fun filled weekend!

5. What kind of runner are you (are you in it for the adventure, the donations, or are you in it to win it?)

I am in it for the fun and adventure, plus it will be my 3rd 1/2 marathon. 

6. If you had a message for the foster children that you’re fundraising for what would it be? 

You are important and resilient- keep believing in yourself and your strengths.

 

From all of the volunteers, staff and foster families
of Mountain Circle Family Services,
THANK YOU! 

By |2019-07-18T15:14:42-07:00July 18th, 2019|Charity Runners|0 Comments

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