May 1, 2007
Early morning runs have always been an integral part of every morning for Founder & CEO Anne Mahlum. The discipline, the focus - there was just something that sets them apart. It was on these early morning runs, passing by the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission at 13th & Vine Streets in Philadelphia, that Anne first met the original Back on My Feet Members. After waves, greetings and jokes, she developed a friendly rapport with the men from the mission. Anne realized that if running could help her through her own personal challenges, there was no reason it couldn’t help these men through their struggles.