The AIR Foundation uses endurance running to fight homelessness and addiction. Through Activity Inspired Rehabilitation, we are taking people off the streets and empowering them to live a life of lasting health and self-sufficiency.
The AIR Foundation story began with a father and son, Nick and Shane Sterner. Nick had run two marathons in 2006 as he and Shane completed the New Life Program at the Denver Rescue Mission. Inspired by this, the Colorado Colfax Marathon asked Nick if he would assist in recruiting and training a group of men from Denver Rescue Mission to run a marathon. Shane agreed to tackle his first marathon and assist in the project.
How does Activity Inspired Rehabilitation Work?
* Goal Setting helps participants stay focused on becoming healthy and productive members of the Denver community.
* Incremental Accomplishment through training and races builds self-esteem and self-confidence as program members create new identities.
* Professional Health and Fitness Training creates lasting change in the health and fitness levels of AIR members, building a foundation for a lifetime of health and self-sufficiency.
* Positive Connection With The Community changes the way members feel about themselves, allowing them to make a positive connection to the people around them and become role models for others in need.
For more info: www.theairfoundation.org