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 March 2, 2014 I will be running the Sugar Land Half Marathon for Dawnielle and all our Bel Inizio athletes. As I write we have 50 women in training and each of them is working very hard to keep the commitment they made to start training and then finish a 5K.
Dawnielle has had a rough life. So have many of our clients. They have addictions, were criminal offenders, experienced domestic violence, and as a result have little to no faith in themselves. However, after completing Bel Inizio most feel significantly better about themselves and are ready to move forward! Dawnielle is succeeding in her race for a better life. Here is her story:
Bel Inizio is my Reason2Race. Your support would mean so much to me and the women Bel Inizio serves.
Thank you so much.
p.s. Interested in joining Team Bel Inizio in running the Sugar Land Half? There are plenty of perks for joining including a training plan, fun, a Bel-Inizio t-shirt, and probably food! Email me for details Theresa.Strong@Bel-Inizio.org.
|Donor||Donation Amount||Donation Date||Comment|
|Jeffrey J, Stys||$50.00||3/3/2014||Good luck, Theresa!|
|Finish Line Sports||$400.00*||3/2/2014|
|Anonymous Donor||$25.00||2/28/2014||Go Theresa go!!!|
|Anonymous Anonymous||$50.00*||2/28/2014||Keep up the great work!!|
|Allison Hay||$25.00||2/10/2014||Go Theresa and Bel Inzio!|
|Laurie Farris||$25.00||2/8/2014||Go Theresa!|
|Angelique Naylor||$25.00||2/6/2014||Congrats on doing the Half marathon and great work ladies of Bel Inizio!!|
|Larry DeSpain||$50.00||2/6/2014||Congratulations on graduating to the half marathon. Run like the wind. See you there.|
|Ruthie Kelly||$50.00||2/3/2014||Have a great run Theresa!|
|Timeka Walker||$150.00||2/3/2014||Good luck Theresa!!|
|Karina Descartin||$50.00||2/2/2014||Go, Theresa!|
|Jesse Krottinger||$50.00||1/28/2014||Theresa, there's no doubt you will succeed in completing the Sugarland Half Marathon in record time. You should really be proud of all that you do and the lives that you make better just by being you. Jesse & Verna|
|Sally Abbott||$100.00||1/10/2014||You are the best! So proud of you always!!|
|Patricia Taul||$25.00||1/3/2014||Best wishes for a great run and a successful fundraising campaign for Bel Inizio.|
|Greg Tomlinson||$50.00||12/27/2013||Good Luck Theresa, run "Strong"|
|Katherine Cabaniss||$100.00||12/26/2013||Have a good run for a great cause!|
|Andy Stewart||$100.00||12/26/2013||GO THERESA!!!!|
|* offline donation|