Back Bay Mission’s Bike/Run/Walk to bring awareness to homeless and hunger

Get your bike or best walking shoes out and grab a friend or pet to support a good cause.

Back Bay Mission is having a Hunger and Homeless Awareness Bike Run Walk. The organization is accepting donations of $25 to participate, but if you cannot afford it, you are still welcome to join.

There will be an after-party at Martinis for a discount on brunch. The event is happening next Saturday, November 12th.

Registration and opening ceremonies start at 7:30 a.m. and the event will start at 8 a.m. at Point Cadet Plaza in Biloxi. Executive Director James Pennington said, “We see the homeless or unsheltered on the side of the street holding their signs. We sometimes avoid them. We don’t make eye contact. To actually sit, to listen, to hear, to look into someone’s eyes and recognize our humanity together is really critical and important. Honestly, when they feel heard, when any of us feel heard, that’s always a good thing. It’s a positive thing. It helps us grow. It helps us understand other people and ourselves.”

To register visit runsignup.com/race/MS/Biloxi/bbmwalkrunbike. Biking participants will be capped off at 100.

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