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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.

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Half Marathon
 Sugar Land, TX
March 2, 2014

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



Donations2Date: $1,670

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
Sushila Kapadia $20.00 2/28/2014
Anonymous Donor $40.00 2/28/2014
Anonymous Donor $25.00 2/28/2014 Go Theresa go!!!
Anonymous Anonymous $50.00* 2/28/2014 Keep up the great work!!
Michelle Pena $60.00* 2/28/2014
Sita Skaria $25.00 2/27/2014
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.
Anne Strong $20.00* 2/6/2014
Liz Moore $40.00* 2/6/2014
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
Anonymous Donor $50.00 1/15/2014
Sally Abbott $100.00 1/10/2014 You are the best! So proud of you always!!
Nicole Barrett $30.00 1/8/2014
Patricia Taul $25.00 1/3/2014 Best wishes for a great run and a successful fundraising campaign for Bel Inizio.
Barrie Petty $20.00 12/27/2013
Greg Tomlinson $50.00 12/27/2013 Good Luck Theresa, run "Strong"
Alyson Ward $20.00 12/26/2013
Alyson Ward $20.00 12/26/2013
Katherine Cabaniss $100.00 12/26/2013 Have a good run for a great cause!
Andy Stewart $100.00 12/26/2013 GO THERESA!!!!
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