MiMS: Running together to transform ourselves, one another, and our community
raised by 14 people
As a proud Mile in My Shoes (MiMS) board member, I’ll be raising money for MiMS this Give to the Max day (November 17).
Running has such a big part of my life for just about as long as I can remember. I joined the track team in 7th grade. My dad likes to tell a story (if you know him, you know that he tells A LOT of stories) about how shocked he was when he came to a track meet and watched me walking around with a baton, pretending it was a microphone and “interviewing” my teammates. Me? The quiet girl who never spoke up?!
One of our mottos at MiMS is “every mile changes you.” I’ve had the pleasure of seeing first-hand how the power of running has transformed the lives of people experiencing homeless and other barriers. Our teams have such a big impact on our Members, from improved physical health and mental health, to greater community connection. MiMS also transforms the wider community by bringing people from all walks of life together, challenging assumptions, and building bridges.
The photo above is from a drizzly spring run at Team Roseville, where the team members are completing prison sentences in a halfway house. Here is a link to a story about a woman named Love, who shares how MiMS has had an impact on her life. "Run More, Judge Less" - another one of MiMS's mottos.
This Give to the Max Day (November 17, Minnesota’s fundraising holiday), I hope you’ll join me in supporting Mile in My Shoes. Your gift will fuel even more funds for MiMS’ mission and build on the investments we’ve already made to support the organization’s long-term health.
p.s. The board is thrilled to announce that for Give to the Max Day 2023 we have put together a team of supporters who have committed to matching up to $20,000 of your donations! Please help us reach our goal of $45K for Mile in My Shoes teams. As a thank you, between now and November 16 when you donate $50, you will receive a MiMS-branded buff as a thank-you gift, and we'll also give a buff to one of our current Resident Members. When you donate $100, you'll score our newest MiMS item, a technical trucker run hat. And at the $250 level, you'll receive our MiMS-branded polarized shades - perfect for running or everyday!
This fundraiser supports
Mile in My Shoes
Organized By Laura Rapacz