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Below are individuals just like you making their difference. To find your friend, family member, or coworker, simply enter their name in the search bar above. Read about their Reason2Race and support them to their event finish lines.

Robert Wisner

I am passionate about the plight of vulnerable children. I am the chair of Cherish Our Children International and excited about the difference we are making. Join at one of our upcoming events.

Lou Casteel

My Reason2Race is Arthritis National Research Foundation

Jennifer West

My Reason2Race is St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Patricia Wright

My Reason2Race is Katy ISD Education Foundation.

Francisco Acuna

As a gymnastics coach and working with special needs children I have found that gymnastics can change lifes. The confidence they gain while in our program is something to see. My Reason2Race is Discover Foundation. 

Abby Kotun

Abby is an Attorney at Haynes and Boone, LLP and defends employers in employment disputes and before government agencies.  She has a J.D. and a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering.  Before becoming a lawyer, she worked for 7 years as a Process Engineer.  She loves non-profit work and also enjoys music, poetry, volleyball, photography, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Jared Clark

I race to help save the lives of my fraternal twin brother Justin, little sister Lexi and all the other 61 children affected by GAN. I have completed over 80 adult multi-sport races including Oilman 70.3 at age 12 in 2013 and 2 more 1/2 Ironman distance races in 2015. I invite you to join me at my next event and support us in finding a cure for GAN.

John Montgomery

During my childhood. It was then that I learned about the Holocaust and was indelibly affected by that knowledge.

As I grew and matured, I learned that genocide and ethnic cleansing, along with the factors that give rise to such atrocities, are not only historical facts, but also contemporary realities. I began to dream about some day contributing to remedying the circumstances that lead to such atrocities.

This is why I support Aegis American Inc. Join us in making a difference.

Caitlin Weekley

The 40 Days to Personal Revolution program has transformed and IMPACTED my life in so many ways and I am so excited to embark on my 4th challenge! This time around, the BIG Power Yoga community has been given the opportunity to IMPACT the world we live in and I could not be more proud to be a part of such an amazing group of yogis.

When I think about other things that have made a huge IMPACT on my life - the first thing that came to my mind was all of the fur-babies I have had the chance to interact with and have as part of my life as pets/family members ( special shout out to Jack, Jill, Annie, Dakota and Chloe)! Animals and pets are so incredible in that they love unconditionally and whole heartedly - and that is something I truly inspire to achieve in my own way of living and interacting with others around me.

For the the 40 Days: BIG IMPACT Charity Challenge, I will be raising funds for the Houston Humane Society. The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals and they receive NO federal, state or local funding - which means, they solely rely on donations, program services and special events to get the funds they need to be able provide the best services (and love!) for the animals that come into their care.

THANK YOU for your support and contribute what you wish. Any amount will make a difference: $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or other.  Also, please know that the Houston Humane Society has been experiencing a major food shortage at the shelter this summer. If you would like to donate dog or cat food, visit the HHS website for information on how to donate TODAY!

Josie Weaver

With multiple certifications in yoga, body work, Tai Chi and Qigong, Josie Weaver is a movement teacher and energy worker in her community. She is also a senior trainer at the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, where, she has also worked closely with Dr. Roger Jahnke in developing and documenting curriculum and courses, such as Tai Chi Easy, Integral Energetics and Primordial Qigong. Over a period of 17 years, in addition to teaching regular classes in the community, she has also maintained an energy healing practice and worked with students and clients one-on-one  to help them manage conditions such as Parkinson’s, Ehlers Dahnlos Syndrome, and chronic pain with Qigong, Tai Chi, yoga and mindful movement. She is currently the Qigong teacher at local pain management centers in Palo Alto and Redwood City, CA. In addition, Josie is also an active contributor at the Qigong Institute, an online qigong community (www.qigonginstitute.org); and a board member of the Healer Within Foundation (www.healerwithinfoundation.org).