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Photos: Back on My Feet Gala at The Marriott

Back on My Feet Gala at The Marriott

Back on My Feet (BOMY) combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Operating in 11 major cities coast-to-coast, Back on My Feet recruits members at homeless and residential facilities and begins with a commitment to run three days a week.  The second phase of the program, Next Steps, provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and housing resources. Last week BOMY held their annual gala at the Marriott Hotel in Center City

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 James B. Broms, Managing Director at Accenture and Chair of Back on My Feet’s Advisory Board, Carol Fromer, Sheila Hess, Phila City Rep, Mayor Jim Kenney and Cathryn Sanderson, Executive Director at Back on My Feet Philadelphia Chapter – ‎Back on My Feet

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Back on My Feet Philadelphia honored Constellation and Accenture for their exceptional community service efforts, especially for the cause of homelessness.

“Back on My Feet Philadelphia is excited to recognize the contributions of these organizations and their significance to the development of our program. Both Constellation and Accenture embrace the importance of building a strong, supportive community and meaningful relationships,” said Cathryn Sanderson, Executive Director of Back on My Feet Philadelphia. “Back on My Feet is an organization deeply rooted in community. It’s the force that bridges the socioeconomic gap between our members (those experiencing homelessness) and volunteers, enhances our members’ confidence and self-esteem, and is the motivator to stay on a path to independence.”

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Run with Back on My Feet to secure your spot in the the 2016 Philadelphia  Half or Full Marathon today!

Accenture, a national corporate partner of Back on My Feet since its beginning, facilitates a job readiness training program called “Tools for Success” to Back on My Feet members once a month. These educational resources play a crucial role in Back on My Feet members’ preparedness to re-enter the workforce and achieve self-sufficiency. James B. Broms, Managing Director at Accenture and Chair of Back on My Feet’s Advisory Board, shares that, “Alongside Constellation, we share Back on My Feet’s commitment to helping those experiencing homelessness achieve economic independence and transform their lives. Equipping people with the skills to secure lasting work, and in turn making a sustainable difference in the vitality of our communities, is a mission we all stand behind.”

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Constellation has recently become involved with Back on My Feet. Their enthusiasm for and engagement in Back on My Feet’s mission since partnering has been impressive. “Constellation is inspired by Back on My Feet’s mission and is proud to support their efforts,” said Gary Fromer, Senior Vice President of Distributed Energy for Constellation. “Their ingenuity and hard work in combating homelessness is something we can all take as an example of the greatness in our community.”

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Volunteers: Colleen Murphy, Terri Rivera, Heather Murphy (the new City Hall Tour Director) and Jerry Azarewicz

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Chris Massanova, District Sales Manager at AT&T Jim Marino, Race Director at Broad Street Run 10 Miler and the Philadelphia Marathon and Bob Wyliner

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There was an extensive silent auction with trips, experiences, dinners, sneakers

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and this interesting handmade doll

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Perry O’Hearn and his fiance Melissa Magee | 6abc.com wearing the shoe of choice at this event, sneakers.

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Marshall Harris and his Darryl Dawkins socks

 

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Alyssa Pomponio and Alex Smith

 

 

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Zorbey Canturk, Comcast and Kyrsten Kamlowsky, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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Dairum Poke and Julius Green

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