The founders of ME STRONG: Kim Martin, Kathy Guyer, Kim Winters, Linda Ryan, and Barbara Underhill all met over 10 years ago while working together as faculty members and volunteers at SBES. The positive learning environment that we strive to provide by encouraging spiritual, intellectual, moral and emotional development applies to our students, but also to the development of our entire St. Barnabas Community. Through a variety of different school projects and school social events these five women formed a special friendship that would lead to something that neither of them ever knew was in their future. ” For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,” Jeremiah 29:11
Today, through volunteer efforts and their commitment to serving others ME STRONG is now a 501( c ) 3 charity that has donated nearly a quarter million dollars to offer financial assistance to our neighbors battling cancer. This charitable organization has also donated thousands of dollars to an annual research grant in search of a cure. The ME STRONG 5k is ME STRONG’s flagship event; however, they currently host a variety of events that all share the same mission to support the friends, families, and individuals battling cancer through the power of friendship.
The 2016 ME STRONG 5k is expected to reach nearly 2,500 participants. Walkers, runners, young, and old will unite together this Saturday morning and St. Barnabas Crusaders are proud to support the ME STRONG 5k. Together in strength!