The 5th annual Homeless 2 Hopeful Superhero run made for a busy morning at the Valley of the Rogue River State Park.
Organized by Hearts With A Mission, the run helps to raise money and awareness about homeless youth in the community.
In it’s biggest run yet with over 300 participants, several of the youths from the shelter were overwhelmed by all of the support.
“It’s awesome to know that we have people that are willing to support us and are there for us,” said Olivia Long, a youth that has been a part of the shelter since November. “When you’re in the shelter you don’t know if you have that kind of support but to be here and see all this… you know.”
All proceeds from the run will go to Hearts With A Mission who will continue to help serve families and homeless youth across the counties.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.