Three Generations of McMurtrys Walking for YES

by Claire & Grandpa Richard & Mia McMurtry

Supporting: Run to Nature for YES Nature to Neighborhoods

My Team: Summer Camp Team


Campaign has ended.


We three McMurtrys are setting out to walk a 5K race to raise funds for YES Nature to Neighborhoods. As a family, we've always spent time together in nature and we're challenging ourselves to get outside, get moving, and be together with the Richmond community for this race in order to help make that possible for others. 

Grandpa Richard says: Being in nature nurtures a very deepest part of our souls. I believe in the work of YES - bringing the youth of Richmond to nature is a vital contribution to the culture of our Bay Area community!

Auntie Claire says: I've been lucky enough to have incredibly fun, powerful, and life-changing experiences in nature my whole life. My life has been shaped by the time in nature that my family was able to provide me through family trips, and sending me to camp every single year from age 9 through 16. Everyone deserves access to nature, and YES is helping make sure Richmond kids get out into nature, and receive all the gifts and essential life experiences that time outdoors provides. 

Your donation will provide Richmond children with access to Summer Camp AND keep them engaged year-round through Camp Days outings, the three-day Winter Camp, and more. 

Every donation and any amount will help, and we'd be grateful to have your support!
PS Speaking of generations - there are 2 Mias, 2 Richards, and 2 Claires in these three pictures - extra credit for getting the IDs right!
(Also pictured 1 Daphne and most of 1 Jake)

YES Nature to Neighborhoods is gearing up for our Run to Nature Fund-Racer on February 23rd! In either the 5K, 10K, or Half-Marathon heats, we'll be walking, running, and skipping the Richmond Marina's beautiful San Francisco Bay Trail. Learn more about us at www.yesfamilies.org. 

To be part of this community effort to support YES, you can:

1) Donate Now!

2) Join us as a "Fund-Racer" in three quick steps:
 i. Sign up for the race by clicking here, and be sure to join the YES Nature to Neighborhoods Team during your registration process!
 ii. Start your own Fund-Racer page: Click the link and in just a few minutes, you'll have a personalized fundraising page.
 iii. Email your friends, family, and coworkers: Tell them why you're doing this, and ask them to donate to support you! Tips to make this very easy can be found here. We've learned that a group email is the best way to get started, and that follow-up posts on social media are a great way to give updates and to remind your community what you're up to.

How would you like to support?