THE 1ST ANNUAL
MOST 5K WALK/RUN/STROLL
celebrating & remembering Morris Stein
The 1st Annual MoSt Foundation Walk/Run/Stroll was a huge success! Held Sunday, March 14, 2010 , at Founder's Park South and Turnberry Circle in Aventura , FL , the event took place in celebration and remembrance of Morris Stein, raising nearly $1700 for the foundation established in his memory. The Morris Stein Foundation (MoSt,) supports causes he favored including the environment, animal rescue, tolerance and diversity and gun safety.
More than 100 people came out and enjoyed perfect morning weather, bagels from Einstein's, cream cheese from Mo's and orange slices and water from Whole Foods, as well as a fun raffle drawing. Miami Prime Grill, Simon Fitoussi of En Vogue Salon, Kielh's in Aventura Mall, Winn Dixie on Ives Dairy Road , and Invicta Watches generously contributed prizes for the raffle. A free cruise from www.CaribbeanCL.com was also offered to MoSt supporters, many of whom were students from Michael Krop Senior High School , Morris' alma mater.
At least a third of the money raised is being given to the Humane Society of Greater Miami by The MoSt Foundation, animal rescue being one of Morris' favorite causes and activities. He grew up with three dogs and two cats, all adopted foundlings, and rescued many strays besides.
Morris was killed January 17, 2008 , less than two months after leaving home to attend college, when a shotgun held by a friend discharged in his apartment. We're still collecting online signatures for the foundation's petition for Safety Instruction Before Gun Ownership. To access the link to the online petition please go to www.theMoStFoundation.org
Event photos online @ http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=212138&id=34561003711&ref=mf
BTW: If you were unable to join us you can still gather in your own groups to do the MoSt good in memory and celebration of Morris. You can still: collect donations earmarked for the foundation or the Humane Society of Greater Miami; plant a tree or host an area clean-up; volunteer; strike up a conversation with someone you wouldn't normally speak with; collect signatures for the online petition for safety instruction before gun ownership; or anything else you can think of that would honor his memory.
For more information on the free cruise
being offered to MoSt supporters,
Ruthie Berkemyer at 727-342-2974.