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“Poverty is the greatest threat to children’s health”

A year ago, the Academic Pediatric Association made this statement. On May 13, 2013, Dr. Perri Klass wrote in The New York Times:

Dr. Bernard P. Dreyer, professor of pediatrics at New York University and a past president of the Academic Pediatric Association, called on pediatricians to take on poverty as a serious underlying threat to children’s health. 

He said the widening disparities between rich and poor, and the gathering weight of evidence about the importance of early childhood, and the ways that deprivation and stress in the early years of life can reduce the chances of educational and life success. 


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Be a Superhero!

This year the SJC Homeward Bound theme is Heroes. We believe that those who give of their time, energy and resources to take on the issues of affordable housing and homelessness are heroes. To this end, we are encouraging everyone to dress as their favorite Superhero. We will be giving out a prize for the best costume!

Like last year, we will be partnering with CommUniversity Day. This is an opportunity to spend the rest of the day (if you are not too tired) volunteering in projects around the city and then come back to the Robinson Community Learning Center for a picnic at 3:00pm. We’ll also be having a Canned Food Drive. Please feel free to bring nonperishable items that morning.

Registration info:
-When signing up, runners should sign up as walkers. When the fee/donation of $30 is made, that will identify you as a runner.
-For each runner/walker, the fee is “paid” by donation. You can pay with a credit card.
-If you are not running or walking, you can still donate to your favorite sponsor, runner/walker or team. Just go in and select DONATE and choose where you would like to designate your gift.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Learn more through this video! SJC Homeward Bound 5K Walk/Run 2014



Join Scott in ending homelessness


Scott Hancock is the IUSB student leader for Homeward Bound, shown here just before his interview on WNIT’s Experience Michiana! Join Scott and hundreds of other Michiana Superheros working to end homelessness on April 5 at the 5k Homeward Bound Walk and Run. Register to walk, run, or sponsor Scott here: