On May 6-7, Amy Palmiero-Winters, the founder of the One Step Ahead Foundation, took on the inaugural Badwater: Salton Sea 81-mile ultramarathon to raise awareness and funds for the Foundation. The entire race was uphill, with a total elevation gain of 9,000 feet from start to finish. In addition, about half of the race was on dirt, trails, or unpaved roads, adding to the challenge of running through constant wind and rain during the latter half. As part of a three-person team with fellow runners Russ Reinbolt, MD and Nathan Longcrier, Amy ran from Salton City to Palomar Mountain in California in 24:47.
This page is specifically for Boston University Alumni who want to make a donation towards helping children who suffered limb loss as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings. Thank you for your support!
None of us will ever understand why the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings happened, but we can run and walk forward – showing our support for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.
Runner, fitness expert, and author Jenny Hadfield has joined forces with the One Step Ahead Foundation to organize the the 2013 Peace Marathon (virtual). Click the link below to register and run, walk or waddle 26.2 miles in a day, a week or a month to raise funds for the One Step Ahead Foundation who are providing prosthetics, rehabilitation and support for the children affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.
Along with the rest of the world, the One Step Ahead Foundation was shocked and horrified by the events at the Boston Marathon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
Being that our organization deals specifically with individuals who have suffered limb loss, the fact that a number of people lost limbs hits home with us. To this end, we are working in coordination with a local not-for-profit group that is taking donations to help support the victims of the bombings. The funds we raise will be used to help people whose limbs were amputated as a result of their injuries and will need prosthetics and rehabilitation for their recovery.
Please donate using the button below:
Cate Hughes is an eleven year old girl who loves running and sports. The following letter she sent us needs no introduction:
Michele Bender finished the Manhattan Half Marathon on January 27th in 1:58, raising nearly $2000.00 for the foundation in the process! The funds she raised will be going towards an exciting new event for the kids that we are now planning. Congratulations Michele, and thank you for everything!!!