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September 5, 2017 > Be the Hero of Your Own Story Boldy Me Walk-a-thon

Be the Hero of Your Own Story Boldy Me Walk-a-thon

Submitted By Janelle Evans

On Sunday, September 17, Boldly Me will host its 1st annual walk-a-thon event, ÒBe the Hero of Your Own Story,Ó at FremontÕs Lake Elizabeth, Picnic Area C. This event will bring the local community together to support the organizationÕs mission while promoting healthy living.

Boldly Me focuses on creating activities that encourage our communities to relax and enjoy their lives to the fullest despite the disability, disease, or other differences they are facing. These differences may include but aren't limited to hair loss, weight issues, burn injuries, physical injuries, birth defects, organ removal, sensory problems, and degenerative disorders. We help people build their self-esteem by teaching them how to have self-compassion, be physically well, and to gain financial stability.

The Vision: to help people to transcend the emotional trauma caused by differences due to birth conditions, medical treatments, injury, disease, and self-perception. Individuals will embrace themselves and pursue their life dreams confidently and fearlessly.

Mission: to provide inspiration, support, education, guidance, connections, and counseling for individuals and their support system.

Our Purpose: to build community awareness and individual self-esteem so that feeling or being different is embraced by the individual and society.

ÒBe the Hero of Your Own StoryÓ will be hosted by Assembly Member Kansen Chu. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by the walk-a-thon from 10 a.m. Ð 12 p.m. featuring a performance by Dream Achievers Band from the Friends of Children with Special Needs in Fremont, cheerleaders from Kennedy and Irvington High Schools, games, and T-shirt decorating. Superheroes from The Cinderella Company will be making a special appearance as well.

The eventÕs $15,000 fundraising goal will be used to fund programs and workshops for the youth who complete all phases of the Boldly Me program. Bring your family and friends to help build our community with many great heroes!

Kaiser Permanente, Washington Hospital, Mean Well Electronics, Republic Services, and Tri-City Volunteers have sponsored this community event.

Individual Tickets are $35 and will rise to $40 per person after September 10. You want to be a community champion? Create a team of 10 for $299. Register online at To learn more about this event, please contact Janelle Evans, Chair of Fundraising, at (510) 935-8389 or

Boldy Me Walk-A-Thon
Sunday, Sep 17
Check in: 9 a.m.
Race: 10 a.m. Ð 12 p.m.
Lake Elizabeth
Picnic Area C
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
Tickets: $35, $40 after Sep 10

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