Berwyn Runs 4 Families

By Awake

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COVID-19 impacts most vulnerable

The COVID-19 crisis impacts everyone in Berwyn, but it is most devastating to our neighbors who are ineligible for government assistance due to their immigration status. Those needing help include many of Awake’s program participants and community volunteers, who have reached out to us for help. The Berwyn Running Club has answered the call by organizing a Virtual 5K to raise funds for Awake's Covid-19 Berwyn Relief Fund.

Our neighbors need help

When we dropped off checks to the first 21 families we heard so many stories of families trying to put food on the table, making school meals stretch for the whole family, selling desserts from their front porch since everyone has lost their jobs, telling us of sleepless nights and cancelled but necessary surgeries. We saw resilient families doing all they could to survive, grateful for any help they could get.

"I can't believe there are actually people out there helping the community. When I received the call that I would be receiving help, I was overwhelmed with emotion. Our family of 5 will be able to eat! This hit me very hard because I feel like ever since this pandemic I've not been able to catch a breath. Thank you for giving my family hope, thank you for giving us an opportunity to survive this." - Crystal

You can make a difference

You can make a huge difference for Berwyn families. Join the #BerwynRuns4Fams and help raise money to replenish Awake's Berwyn Covid-19 Relief Fund. If we meet our goal, 40 more families will get the funds they need to put food on the table, pay bills, or make rent payments. Every little bit helps.

Here's how it works

Sign up for the Berwyn Runs for Families Virtual 5k with a donation of at least $25. You can also sign up as an individual fundraiser and increase your impact . You'll receive a race packet by email with your race bib, social media filters and banners, and a race course. If you complete a 5k during race week (May 9-16), you'll also be eligible for prizes!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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Team Members

Lisa Polderman

Hector Herrera, Jr.