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.
On October 16, I will be running the Mallorca Half Marathon
for Bel Inizio (http://www.bel-inizio.org).
I am putting in a big effort because the Bel Inizio athletes put in a big effort - to walk, run, stay sober and turn their lives around! I will run this race in 2 1/2 hours. I am running this pace – super fast for me - to help Bel Inizio change lives. You already know about Bel Inizio because you are my friends and I talk a lot so we will skip that part.
But here is the truth. Bel Inizio could not be where it is without your past support. You are a hero and I thank you so much. Your gifts have helped us start an expanded program working with different groups within the Santa Maria Hostel including female vets, pregnant women serving Harris County jail time, and transitionally homeless women. And I get it. Every dollar you give Bel Inizio means less for you and more for (pick one or more: a disadvantaged, homeless, recovering sunstance abuser, criminal, raped, etc.) woman that you may never meet. That is why I am so very grateful for your donations.
The Bel Inizio athletes at Santa Maria are working super hard to train for their 5K this fall. They are building endurance, and stamina, and self esteem, and teamwork. We work out with the Bel Inizio athletes every Wednesday and Sunday nights and see firsthand the improvement in their minds and bodies.
Please help me raise $5,000 to help participants train to complete a 5K, which helps prepare them for the ultimate race — the race for a better life. With your gift and others like it we will be able to change a life forever
Click the "Sponsor Me" button below to contribute $25, $50, $100, $1,000. Your donations are tax deductable and will directly help. I promise. With every inch of my middle aged body trying to maintain an 11:30 per mile pace on October 16, I promise.
Mallorca Marathon - http://www.tui-marathon.com/_eng/start_en.html
Santa Maria Hostel -
|Donor||Donation Amount||Donation Date||Comment|
|Scott Kohn||$25.00||11/27/2011||Keep up the great work!|
|Todd & Laurie Mosley||$25.00||10/10/2011||You can do it, Theresa!|
|Bruce Evans||$50.00||10/10/2011||Go T...|
|Ann Ronn||$250.00||10/10/2011||You are awesome! Keep it up.|
|Barrie Petty||$50.00||10/7/2011||Go Theresa! Miss you!|
|Caroline Schlemmer and Jason Lee Homrighaus||$250.00*||10/7/2011|
|Jennifer Klein||$50.00||10/6/2011||Wrap that ankle and run hard, friend! So so so proud of the things you do.|
|Edward C Burleson||$100.00||10/6/2011||YOU are an incredible person!|
|Bette Moser||$25.00||10/5/2011||You are an inspiration to us all!|
|Mariel Pina||$51.00||10/5/2011||50 for us and 1 for Emi's first year on Earth. You can do it! We love you tons!|
|Kevin Healy||$25.00||10/5/2011||Go Theresa! Go!|
|Anonymous Donor||$500.00||10/5/2011||Go Theresa! You can do it!|
|stuart feldman||$100.00||10/5/2011||Go Theresa!|
|Cris Strong||$25.00||10/5/2011||You make such a difference in the lives of others!|
|Pam and Tom Baker||$25.00*||10/5/2011|
|Anne and Don Strong||$10.00*||10/5/2011||Go T Bear!|
|Jonina Dickey||$50.00||10/4/2011||Please take care of that ankle! Go Girl Go!|
|* offline donation|