As you will discover when you read the personal messages in Our Stories, running is deeply connected to Native American culture and many lives have been changed for the better because individuals have found new life paths through running. Diabetes and obesity are a plague throughout Indian Country and we believe that now is the time for leadership and support to change and improve lives.
The We Run Fund supports programs, projects, and events that focus on “giving back” to the Native community by inspiring others through running.
We Run Strong has recently expanded their efforts to promote healthy eating within the local communities. A separate nutrition fund supports local health efforts through nutrition projects and programs throughout the Hopi reservation, most specifically within our Hopi Youth.
Lastly, We Run Strong has began their efforts in supporting our local nationally reknown Hopi High School Cross Country program. A unique tribe, the Hopi reservation continues to live by a cultural calendar 365 days/year. The Hopi traditions and cultural activities carry a strong tie to running as a way of Hopi life. This lifestyle carries into our student-athletes' daily lives and has earned them national honors in the sport of cross country. We Run Strong partners with local organizations and individuals annually to assist the Hopi High School Cross Country program.
We Run believes that supporting native runners who are taking the initiative to set higher goals for themselves in their running endeavors is critical because they will be motivating and inspiring to other Native runners to follow in their footsteps. We Run Strong ultimately would like to empower runners to work hard to make a presence in future Olympic events.
Make your tax deductible donation today to the We Run Fund and be a part of our initiative to support those promoting culture, and health & wellness of our Native people, through running. The We Run Fund is an entity of Moenkopi Developers Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. When you donate $50 or more, we will send you a thank-you gift!
Askwali, Kwa-kwa (Thank You)