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Bel Inizio

Located in Houston, Texas, Bel Inizio helps disadvantaged women develop self-confidence and life skills through fitness and nutrition. Participants train to complete a 5K, which helps prepare them for the ultimate race — the race for a better life.

Houston has a generous giving community and great compassion for those in need. We have emergency shelters, transitional housing, and half-way houses. The agencies offer case workers, recovery programs, and job skills training. What gets lost, and is critically needed, is helping individuals achieve the self esteem and confidence that can come from an ongoing exercise and nutrition program.

Run Houston! Clear Lake 10K, 5K, 1K
 Clear Lake, TX
June 5, 2016

As you all know I have been supporting Bel Inizio for a long time. I have watched my Theresa start this after Tom died and turn it into a program that has helped 400 women. Every time I go to a graduation or watch Bel Inizio clients finish a race I am so proud and happy. Each of you is so kind but today I am asking a special favor.  Thanks to the generosity of the RunHouston Race team there is a chance I can get a bonus just for raising money for Bel Inizio and doing the Virtual 5K.  I am already in the top five fundraisers and hope to climb the ladder ever more. Third Place gets an extra $300!  That more than pays for an entire client's training including new shoes, team shirt, fruit, and race entry!

I love you and thank you.

Donations2Date: $780

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Bridgeway Run Houston $150.00* 6/9/2016 Congratulations and thank you for participating in Bridgeway Run Houston! For A Cause.
Penny Wilson $27.50 6/3/2016 Go! Ann! Go! ~ Penny & John
Nicole Barrett $75.00 6/3/2016 Good Luck Mom!
Murali Narasimhan $100.00* 6/3/2016 This is the Google match that was applied for and accepted. It will be paid in July.
Murali Narasimhan $100.00 5/28/2016 I'm also matching this donation from my employer (Google), should get to you in a few weeks.
Stan and Jo Ann Stevenson $50.00 5/26/2016 Go get 'em, Anne!!
Anita Jimenez-Belinoski $25.00 5/25/2016 You are an amazing woman and I want to be just like you when I grow up! Love you.
Anne Strong $25.00* 5/25/2016 Go Bel Inizio!
Jonina Dickey $200.00 5/24/2016 Love you Anne!
Theresa Strong $27.50 5/24/2016 I love you mom!
* offline donation