Team Next Step is running the 2020 Falmouth Road Race: At-Home Edition for the eleventh year this summer. Our incredible team is made up of 30 volunteers with big hearts, who are dedicated to running the prestigious 7-mile race between August 15-29th while also raising critical funds for Next Step.
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Over the next several weeks we will be sharing personal stories from our amazing runners so you can get to know them a little better and learn why they are running for Next Step. First up, two-time Team Next Step runner, Peter Raimo!
“Colin Mueller, Next Step’s Communication Coordinator, was the best man in my wedding and he introduced me to the community, music and mentorship programs that Next Step offers for teens and young adults living with chronic illness. You always see the news about funding and finding a cure chronic illnesses but you never see what’s going on in the life of someone living with one. At Next Step, their programs help to improve the day-to-day lives of these young people and that’s worth devoting more than just money towards.
My plan is to tackle the 7 miles in one go, while pushing my five-year-old daughter in a jogging stroller. I’d like to say she’s there for moral support but she’ll likely be watching Paw Patrol and enjoying the wind in her face.” -Peter
In the times we are living, our virtual programming has never been more critical to our young people. Please donate today and help Team Next Step hit their fundraising goal of $42,000 in support of Next Step’s free community, music and mentorship programs. Together we can change the lives of more young people living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic disorders.