"Moving The Homeless Forward One Step At A Time"
December 21, 2007 1:34 PM Subscribe
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"When we're running, you can't tell. When people look at us, they don't point and go, 'Yeah, he's homeless, she's not, she's educated.'" Mahlum
explained, "You look and say, 'Oh, look at the runners.' That's a positive association, because there's no separation." Back on My Feet
is a Philadelphia non-profit organization that encourages homeless men to take up the sport of running- providing them with gear, training partners, motivation, and, ultimately, hopefulness and attainable goals.
Dan Rubin of The Philadelphia Enquirer wrote about joining them for a Halloween run.
There's also a short news clip about the group on the NBC website