iRun4Good came about through For Our City Gilbert. For Our City Gilbert is about connecting those who want to help with those in need in our community. There is more than enough good will to provide true heart felt giving to those in need. This becomes possible by breaking down the silos in our community and replacing them with meaningful connections. Loving human interaction is the best resource for real healing and relief and can only be provided as a voluntary act; everyone needs to love and be loved. People helping people is the way to lasting transformation of ourselves and our community.
Join us for our 2nd iRun4Good Race on October 28, 2017!
This year's run will help prevent youth substance abuse in the East Valley. For Our City Gilbert has partnered with the Gilbert Chamber, CCYSA (Chandler Coalition On Youth Substance Abuse, the Arizona Governor's Office "I've Got Something Better" Campaign, and Red Ribbon Campaign by National Family Partnership to bring awareness, education and prevention to the East Valley.
Join us on Saturday, October 28, 2017 by participating in a 5K or Fun Run and Community Fair with information on community services and resources.
Why it's Important?
- OVER 80% of Gilbert youth who used marijuana and Rx drugs started before they could legally drive.
- 60% Higher level of THC than in 1970 exist in marijuana oil extract for vape pens and food products (edibles). (Statistics from ACJC AYS 2014)
- #1 cause of accidental death in the United States is opioid overdose. (Center for Disease Control & Prevention 2017)
Please join us and you will find your life
in the giving of it to others!
iRun4Good’s inaugural race took place on October 22, 2016 and benefited victims of domestic violence. Watch the video below by the Gilbert Police Department regarding domestic violence. This was a great opportunity to rally for the good of the community and raise awareness while having fun and making a positive difference in Gilbert. Faith-groups, nonprofits, businesses, schools, individuals and local government were all invited to participate. $10,000 was raised and presented to the Gilbert Police Department's Domestic Violence Unit to support individuals and families impacted by domestic violence.
Why it’s important?
- Every five minutes in Arizona, a law enforcement officer responds to a domestic violence call. (Arizona Governor’s Office).
- In 2014, there were 109 domestic violence fatalities in Arizona. (Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence)
- In Arizona, one or more children witness a domestic violence incident every 44 minutes (Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence)