Back on My Feet receives top honors

Help Back on My Feet win $100K
October 14, 2008 3:18:22 PM PDT
Vote today for CNN Hero of the year. Back on My Feet has been chosen as one of the Top 10 Hero Stories of 2008 by CNN. By being chosen, the organization automatically is awarded $25,000 and a production company will be coming in from LA to shoot a nice piece that will air live on CNN on Thanksgiving Day. In addition, Back on My Feet has the opportunity to win $100,000, but we need your help. All you have to do is vote for Back on My Feet's story. Please forward this information to as many people as possible as this money would of course help a lot of people in their road to a better life. You can VOTE HERE.

Anne Mahlum, Founder and President of Back on My Feet, the 15-month old, non-profit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of Philadelphia's homeless population by engaging them in running to build strength, confidence and self-esteem, has been chosen as a top 10 hero by CNN for 2008. Back on My Feet will receive $25,000 for getting this far in the competition and with your help, Anne can be named the top hero of the year, which results in a $100,000 grant for the organization. All you have to do is vote. The voting goes until November 20th and please note that you can vote numerous times.

Having the winner of this global competition be someone from Philadelphia would be great for this City. Back on My Feet started right here and is on its way to being a world-wide phenomenon.

Back on My Feet the non-profit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of Philadelphia's homeless population by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem has been recognized by CNN as their Top 10 Hero Stories of 2008. Back on My Feet which began in July 2007 has grown substantially in the past 15 months. Currently there are over 300 members from 7 Philadelphia shelters running four days a week. Most importantly, the program is working. Over the past year and half numerous Back on My Feet members have enrolled in school, obtained housing, and secured jobs.


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