When Brian’s mom remarried, she and his step dad couldn’t have kids, so they turned to foster care and adoption. They had several foster babies go through their home, and Brian was sad every time they had to leave. Eventually they got to keep one, and Brian had a baby sister.
Another sister of his began taking in foster kids who had been abused. She eventually took in 5 kids from all walks of life and adopted them. They span the gambit of color, but don’t try to tell them they aren’t family. All of us at Mountain Circle Family Services can attest to the truth in that!!
Brian says these kids wouldn’t have stood a chance in life if somebody hadn’t reached out and cared for them. This is why he is raising money (and running 26.2 miles) for Running with the Bears and Mountain Circle Family Services, Inc. This is Brian’s first time at our race – he was introduced to the idea when he met some of our team at a booth at the California International Marathon. Brian is no stranger to running, however. He’s completed many races, including ultra races, and has his own blog: Dashing Dad which I now subscribe to. Brian now has kids of his own and is a self purported stay at home Dad – until next week, that is!! He’s now officially employed again full time (he’s an archaeologist by the way), but still manages to fit it all in and keep running. Welcome to the team, Dashing Dad!!!
You can contribute to Dashing Dad at his fundraising page HERE