Michele Modena

Supporting: Run to Nature for YES Nature to Neighborhoods

My Team: Walk 'til You're Happy!



Since the early 60s when my grandfather took me trout fishing in the creeks near San Gregorio and to camping at Campground 7 in Yosemite and fishing in the Sierras when we were there (see picture above — yes, I apparently wore hats even when I was little), I have benefitted from being in the outdoors.  Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the stillness of silence in the wilderness (what, no phones, planes or car noise) and the chance to drink water from a river and swim in a lake (be it warm or freezing cold).  Even if you get poison oak (check that box), or sunburn (that box too), or get lost (yes, in the meadow outside my campsite in Yosemite), or hurt (not too badly, thank goodness), you come away from any experience with nature all the richer for it.  And the stories?  Let’s not even start. . . .

Can you spare anything to help the youth and families of Richmond have these kinds of opportunities?  Thanks for your support. And enjoy the snapshot of my youth.  (I’m not sure I look that different now, but my hair definitely isn’t as red as it was back then.)

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?