The Madison Gospel 5K Foundation was established in February of 2019. We are a charitable organization that is focused on the health and wellness of families of color. We believe that through faith, fellowship and fitness that we can improve the health and well-being of Madison families in the Dane County Area.
How do I know this? Well let me take a moment of your time to share my story.
Since October of 2015, I have been on a personal journey of health and wellness. I understand the challenges of an unhealthy lifestyle. At the time I was weighing well over 350 pounds and not feeling very good about myself. I had the feeling that if I did not change for the better that I would not be around for my family. So, with the support of my family and friends I began the journey to a better me. I was able to lose over 110 pounds in 10 months by creating healthier eating habits and deliberately becoming more physically active through strength training, walking and running. One of my health goals was to complete 40 races by the time I was 40 years old and in May of 2019 I did just that! One of the forty races even included a full marathon.
Additionally and more importantly, others began to witness my progress and began to reach out to me for assistance. They too began to see results. Due to my increased commitment to help others, I decided to become a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, NASM in July of 2017. This coupled with my formal training as a Registered Nurse allowed me the ability to understand certain nuances and give practical health coaching tips and provide resources to those who entrust me with at least a portion of their personal health journey.
My desire is to encourage others to live a healthier and more active lifestyle gave birth to the Madison Gospel 5K Foundation.
My faith in God is my driving force as to why I do what I do. I personally believe that through one’s faith in combination with dedication, hard work, fellowship and fitness that SO MUCH can be achieved.
We at the Madison Gospel 5K Foundation are focused on creating healthier families in the Madison community through faith, fellowship and fitness. We are committed to creating a healthier city through the promotion of healthy lifestyles for families. Our goal is to reach out and partner up with as many different churches and health/community organizations as possible.
We want to foster and create programs and initiatives that are aimed at improving the health of Madison residents, particularly people of color with historical barriers to healthcare access.
For Madison Gospel 5K Foundation, it’s all about family. So why don't you come join us and help make this happen.
“Dear Friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go
well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” 3 John 1:2 NIV.
May all who read this remain blessed.