Former Homeless To Take Part In 5K Fundraiser
By Sean Lee, WWJ Health Reporter
DETROIT (WWJ) - They used to be homeless, but now some Detroit residents are literally getting their lives back on track with a unique training program.
For weeks now, formerly homeless men and women training for their first 5K run this weekend at the Annual Neighborhood Service Organization RiverRun & Walk.
The runners are residents of the NSO’s Bell building, an integral part of programs that get them back on track for health, well-being and employment.
NSO President Sheilah Clay says training for the run helps support their addiction recovery process.
“We do hope to see a lifestyle change, when this becomes part of what they want to do and they really see the value of what it’s doing for them health-wise,” Clay said. “Because they do feel better. We all feel better when we exercise.”
The public is invited to take part in 7th Annual RiverRun & Walk, the morning of Saturday, Sept. 14, at Rivard Plaza in Detroit.
The event funds programs for thousands of metro Detroit’s most vulnerable — the homeless, developmentally disabled, people with mental illness, seniors, preschoolers and at-risk youth.
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