Back on My Feet, a national nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations through its running-based program, announced this week that Natalie Morales, Today Show co-host and National Correspondent, is joining their national board of directors.
“I know first-hand the incredible health benefits from running as well as the sense of purpose. To see now how hundreds of homeless individuals across the country have found new meaning to get up, put one foot in front of the other literally, and resolve to change their lives is truly awe inspiring,” said Morales.
“I have always been concerned about the homeless," said Morales. We need to take care of our own and help people realize that they always have something to offer and can contribute meaningfully to society.”
Back on My Feet began a local Chicago chapter in 2010 and currently has three teams throughout the city. Members must run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings and must maintain a 90 percent attendance rating in order to move forward in the program and gain access to job training, employment and housing opportunities. If you are interested in learning more regarding the organization, check out their website at backonmyfeet.org.