Who's up for a morning run with great people for a great cause??
PLUSgives charity partner Back on My Feet is adding another team to their efforts to combat homelessness through the power of running. Collaborating with Surge Recovery, a residential program for men in recovery for drug and alcohol addiction, Back on My Feet is able to add a team in Point Breeze to its current roster of Center City, West Philadelphia, and South Philadelphia.
“Back on My Feet is thrilled to launch Team Point Breeze through our new partnership with Surge. We have great faith in Surge as a facility not only invested in the Point Breeze community but also invested in an individual’s journey through the recovery process. We are so excited to continue to build relationships both at Surge and in the Point Breeze community,” says Back on My Feet Philadelphia Program Director, Ramon Laboy III.
The partnership with Surge Recovery is an intentional effort to provide more support to Back on My Feet members in recovery. Back on My Feet serves individuals at the Kirkbride Center, an inpatient recovery facility in West Philadelphia. Since many members relocate after completing treatment, it is difficult for them to take full advantage of Back on My Feet’s program and services. Surge Recovery can potentially bridge a gap in the program by permitting Back on My Feet to refer members from Kirkbride to the new facility partner. This allows Back on My Feet to further assist members throughout the recovery process and gives members the opportunity to continue running with a Back on My Feet team.
“To me, it’s an opportunity for people who are trying to improve their living conditions, as well as their health, to come together. With Back On My Feet, you have people that really care and are concerned about building community,” explains Edward Dolisan, Back on My Feet alumnus and Outreach and Development Coordinator at Surge Recovery.
Team Point Breeze’s first official run was on Wednesday, October 26th at 5:30 a.m. All members of the community are welcome to join the team for a one to two-mile run at the intersection of Morris Street and Point Breeze Avenue.
Also, follow Back on My Feet on Instagram to see all the great work they're getting up to!
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