Paying it Forward:
The 17th annual Choate Construction Run the River 10K/5K benefitting HomeStretch was held on Saturday, April 14th at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Roswell. It was another huge success because of a special team that makes it all come together.
We offer a big thank you to:
- Lead sponsor, Choate Construction. Your support is the foundation of this race each year!
- The Road Race committee, chaired faithfully by our very own, Steve Buck.
- St. Andrew Catholic Church for generously providing the great race location.
- Our sponsors, scores of volunteers, and all of our wonderful donors.
You all help make this event possible. Thank you!
Among the more than 1,400 runners who participated, one group of participants stood out, not because of the birthday tiaras that adorned their heads, but because of their special act of generosity. Roswell resident Leslie Renee Briscoe-Andrews chose to celebrate her 50th birthday by counting her many blessings and paying it forward.
Leslie Renee celebrates her birthday every April by giving back to a cause in the community. This year’s search for a cause led her to HomeStretch. Leslie Renee recalls that when she came across Run the River, she knew it was the right one for her. It checked all of the boxes – she loves the Roswell community, it’s an activity that her mother, sister, and their children could participate in together, and the mission of HomeStretch is close to her heart.
“To help families find sustainable housing is such a blessing,” Leslie Renee explains. “Our home means so much to us. It holds the best memories and we treasure our family time there. It makes my heart happy to help someone else fulfill that dream.”
With an overwhelming response to her Facebook fundraising page, Instagram account posts, and emails to close friends and family, Leslie Renee raised over $800 for HomeStretch! We are grateful to Leslie Renee and all of her supporters for paying it forward and investing in the homeless parents and children we serve.