In the spring of 2009, a group of local mothers birthed this run as a way to celebrate motherhood in a fun, active, family-friendly way — with a purpose. Originally this run benefited Adoption Mosaic, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting adoptive children and families in Oregon. When Adoption Mosaic closed its doors in 2015, it chose to pass the baton to Family Forward Action. After 2017’s race, Family Forward Action felt the race would best benefit a local 501(c)3 non-profit, as it did originally. Mother & Child Education Center is grateful to have been chosen to keep this fun tradition alive & hopes to continually grow its impact in the community.
We are an local 501(c)3 non-profit organization working with parents during pregnancy and children’s early infancy years to build a community of competent and confident parents. Mother & Child offers connection, education, resources, and support to all parents in need – not restricting to income level or demographic – at no cost.