The Beginning of Run Mama Run PDX
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. After 2017’s race, Family Forward felt the race would best benefit a local 501(c)3 non-profit, as it did originally. Mother & Child Education Center was elected by Family Forward’s Board to pass the baton. This organization is grateful to have been chosen, and looks forward to carrying on this Mother’s Day Weekend tradition, seeking to continually grow its impact in the community.
The Mission of Mother & Child
A local Portland, OR 501(c)3 non-profit supporting parents during their children’s early infancy years of approximately 0-5, working to build a community of competent and confident parents, who nurture their children. Mother & Child offers connection, education, resources, and support to all parents in need – not restricting to income level or demographic – at no cost.