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Sheila B
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the project

We Run Brownsville works to improve health outcomes for women by creating a safe space for women to take ownership of their well-being and cultivate advocacy and leadership through running.  It's designed to empower women to prioritize their self-care despite very real barriers of time constraints and adequate resorces.  We want to change mind sets so that women in our community would realize how important it is to look after themselves too. Women participate in an 8 week walk-to-run program that prepares them to ocmplete a competitive 5K race.  

the steps

Secure indoor space - program begins in January so we will need indoor space for the winter months

Develop training plans - walk/run plans

Secure coaching staff - running coach, yoga, meditation, aerobics

Recruit new members - attend health fairs, visit local health clinics, social media

Running Gear - purchase running gear



why we're doing it

Brownsville has the largest concentration of public housing in the country and has a corresponding rate of deep, generational poverty. as a result of its high poverty rate, high incidence of diet-related disease and status as a food desert, Brownsville residents live with a high proportion of preventable chronic health conditions. There is a clear link between physical conditions and corresponding negative health outcomes. We Run Brownsville is dedicated to promoting running, walking and other physical activities for persons of all abbilities, enhancing health and fitness for all, and responding to a variety of community needs.


Disbursed Budget 2.6.19:

Food, Ice & Beverages 376.7 snacks for participants during practice
Printing 200 Flyers, postcards, welcome packet
Supplies 200 water bottles
Total 776.7  

RAISED = $800.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $23.30

Original Budget:

Food, Ice & Beverage 3300 Snacks for participants during practices; (3)Season End Celebrations
Equipment Expense  3000 Stretch bands, jump ropes, weights, bull horn, cones
Supplies 1000 Supplies for practices - Journals, pens, water bottles, towels
Uniforms:  2220 Race singlets, shirt, sweatshirt, jacket
Printing 500 Flyers, surveys, handbooks, postcards

SUBTOTAL = 10,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $300
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,335



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