Making a difference for Women in the Tri-Cities

by Heather Hoover

Supporting: Step It Up for A Step Ahead Virtual 5K 10K for A Step Ahead Foundation Tri-Cities



The past few months have been difficult for everyone, and it may be hard to see how you can make positive change in the world.  When the pandemic started, I took to the trail and started running longer and farther for my own mental health.  But with this fundraiser, I can do more than simply run for myself.  I respect A Step Ahead Tri-Cities because they help women get the support they need to prevent unintended pregnancies.  That support translates to completed degrees, informed decisions, more secure employment, the autonomy to leave unhealthy relationships, and more. If you would like to sponsor me by mile (6.2) or by kilometer (10), I would love to partner with you.  

Join us for our spring fundraiser, a virtual 5K/10K run benefiting A Step Ahead Foundation Tri-Cities! Every dollar raised goes directly to helping prevent unintended pregnancy in Northeast Tennessee. 

When: Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 4/3/21 
Price: $25 for 5K or 10K
Location: wherever you’re running! Join us from where you are! 

Peer-to-peer fundraising: Sign up to set your own fundraising goal and sponsors! You can help us grow our impact exponentially with your own race sponsors!!

Race merchandise: Maximize your support by purchasing a Step It Up for A Step Ahead t-shirt or sweatshirt!! Find them here.

A Step Ahead Foundation Tri-Cities mission:

To remove barriers to long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) and provide individuals a step ahead to maximize their potential in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee.

A Step Ahead Foundation Tri-Cities offers free LARC (IUDs, hormonal implant Nexplanon, and the Depo Shot) to any resident or student in the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee. Additionally, we pay for all costs associated with receiving a LARC method, including the contraceptive consultation, testing required, transportation via Lyft or gas card, and removal. We also offer free comprehensive reproductive health education to anyone in our region. 

How would you like to support?