6th Annual Breaking Out of the Box a Big Success!

Once again, our supporters stepped up to the starting line to raise funds for spring scholarships at our Breaking Out of the Box event on January 30th. Over 140 guests joined us to raise over $23,000 and to learn more about our programs in central Illinois.
During our event, we were delighted to host Sonya Jones, a finalist on NBC’s Biggest Loser, as our Keynote Speaker. Sonya captured the hearts of viewers with her upbeat attitude and dedication to succeed during her tenure in Season 16 of The Biggest Loser. Sonya was the only female finalist in the show’s 16th season and lost the show by only .01%, which was the closest loss in the show’s history.
Before becoming a contestant on the show, Sonya admits that she struggled with self-worth and self-confidence. She had been overweight her entire life and was determined to make a change. Sonya  shared her journey of health and fitness as she lost 144 pounds. It was an honor to hear her inspirational story at the event!
THANK YOU to everyone who supported our event and popped balloons, won an auction item, or contributed to its success. We can’t RUN without YOU! Because of your support, we are able to provide scholarships to 470 local girls!

Special thanks to our event sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor:
Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.
Finish Line Sponsor:
Deb and Barry Shultz
Springfield Electric Supply Company
Balloon Pop Sponor:
Jane Hay Sales and Staging Team: The Real Estate Group
Sparkle & Shine Sponsor:
Bank of Springfield
Crowe Horwath
Mark & Julie Staley
Print Sponsor:
Rudin Printing

Be sure to mark your calendars for our 7th annual event on February 4, 2017!