2015 Running with the Bears Charity Runners


  • $1,030
  • 28
  • 9

This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$1,030 raised of $50,000
($457 online, $573 offline)

Charity Runners, you rock!! Raise $500 by 8/10/15 and your RWTB entry is FREE. Thank you for making a difference to the children we serve!


name dollars donors


Angela Yerxa

A Beary Good Cause

$890 26


Cherie Schneider

Cherie Schneider is Running with the Bears in 2015

$140 2


Holly Silva

Holly's Running with the Bears Fundraiser

$0 0


Lisa Edgar

Lisa Running A Marathon for the Kids

$0 0


Dashing Dad

Dashing Dad Running with the Bears 2015

$0 0


Barbara Lutes

Barbara Lutes Runs With the Bears 2015

$0 0


Tanya Harrison

Still Running Crazy With The Bears!!!

$0 0


Dashing Dad

Running with the Bears 2015

$0 0


Jenni McGuire

Jenni McG

$0 0

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This 3-min film says it all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxBFXSx7k-0

Running with the Bears is specifically a fundraiser for our 'PowderQuest Program," an outdoor leadership adventure for older foster teens and their mentors. This trip provides opportunities to build self-confidence, self-reflection, and leadership skills- beyond the front door and into the real world. Up to 30 older foster youth are invited to attend each year, and alongside their adult mentors, every participant learns important values in becoming healthy adults such as trust, integrity and self-confidence. A small investment in these teens provides a trip they’ll never forget. For foster youth who are facing unparalleled challenges and disadvantages, the PowderQuest Program provides a lifeline to a healthy form of play and entertainment while deepening their connection with their adult mentor. This year, we welcomed 25 youth, half of whom had done the trip with us the year before. Several of these mentors are now grown up, with their own children, and therefore in a unique position to provide guideance and support. Please watch the video above to the learn the impact of the PowderQuest Program.

Each trip we provide costs over $11,000, not including staff time, and our goal is to offer at least two trips per year. Additional funds raised by Running with the Bears support other Mountain Circle program's- including ensuring that foster children have new school clothes, Christmas gifts, access to children's counseling, the provision of additional medical costs, and the training of foster parents.

  • $20 Provides a gift certificate to a foster family in order to take their children to ice cream or the movies
  • $40 Helps a foster parent pay for a Saturday of family fun- museums, mini-golf, and other activities to help children feel 'normal'
  • $50 Pays the fees for a child to participate in extracurricular activities (cleats, uniforms, registration fees)
  • $100 A new carseat for a foster family caring for a baby
  • $600 Provides an older youth with an outdoor leadership adventure weekend through the PowderQuest Program

Team Captain

Josie Litchfield Josie Litchfield

Raising money for MC's PowderQuest Program: Outdoor leadership adventures for foster care teens!

  1. Josie LitchfieldJosie... 12/01/2014 at 05:59 PM ET
    Hi Bears Team! We are moving your fundraising pages over to our own website, www.runningwiththebears.org. You will soon receive an email from me with further details (and if you’re a registered runner it will have a confirmation).Your login will be your email, your password will be ‘greenville’ and everything else is the same (except that it will look a little cooler and simplify your fundraising efforts). When you want to visit your fundraising page, just go to our website and click “Charity Runner Login.” This new system will help us raise more money for our kids, so thank you for going along with it! Stay tuned for more details :) And see you in August!