Homeless but not hopeless as he trains for half-marathon

Homeless but not hopeless as he trains for half-marathon

Ronnie Goodman is an artist and a runner, and he’s homeless. After battling drugs and surviving prison, he doesn’t ask for a lot:  just to enjoy the moment and be healthy and find peace within himself.  So he runs, which gives him the time and space to “learn how to make this life work,” he explains.

People see Ronnie quite differently as a runner than as a homeless person. On July 27th, 2014, he ran The San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon to raise funds and awareness for Hospitality House and their ongoing efforts in San Francisco.

Hospitality House’s mission is to build community strength by advocating policies and rendering services which foster self-sufficiency and cultural enrichment to make the heart of San Francisco a better place for all. One example of their mission in action is the Community Arts Program (CAPS), which provides a free-of-charge art studio, art guidance and supplies to community artists in San Francisco who otherwise wouldn’t have the means to create art. Ronnie has been involved with the Community Arts Program for over ten years.

See Ronnie run.

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