Runner Tyler Butterfield says, "or me to do a small part in helping raise funds is a privilege and honor. I’m blessed to be able to do it." *File photo
Runner Tyler Butterfield says, "or me to do a small part in helping raise funds is a privilege and honor. I’m blessed to be able to do it." *File photo

“Your perspiration is my inspiration” could be the sign you hold up as your cheer on the runners who took time out to sign up, pay for the race and find sponsors to donate to worthy causes across the island when they run the Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby this Monday. Or you could be the sponsor, taking the time out to donate to that worthy cause. Well Race for Change is one group setting out to raise attention and money for the Cornerstone Foundation, one of those worthy causes helping Bermudians.

Some great teams have signed up to run the half marathon together in support of Race for Change. Teams like “the Grannies” and “the Road Runners” consisting of four runners each, and Tyler Butterfield, Bermuda’s own internationally known Triathlon champion and Olympian, has signed up to run for Race for Change as well. There’s still time to sign up and support Race for Change for the Cornerstone Foundation, whose main objective is to provide support for youth, at-risk youth and incarcerated youth so that they can become active and respected members of society.

The Cornerstone Foundation provides mentoring programs for youth in schools, as well as in the Co-Ed Facility through their Youth Impact Mentoring Program. The Back to Work program works in a similar manner, taking incarcerated youths and giving them the opportunity to prove to themselves and others that they are contributing members of society by providing them with a job and the support they need to maintain it. The Cornerstone Foundation also supports and works with Foster Care Programs and overseas programs in places like Cambodia and Haiti. They hold an annual Christmas Store event where they provide much needed essentials at a reduced price to those who need the hand up during the holiday season. They also run the Cornerstone Kids Camp for two weeks during the summer for at-risk youth.

Tyler Butterfield explains his reasons for running with Race for Change:  "These programs and help are vital in changing people’s lives for the better and it is because of Foundations like Cornerstone Foundation and fundraiser like Race for Change that it is possible. So for me to do a small part in helping raise funds is a privilege and honor. I’m blessed to be able to do it. I want to thank everyone that is helping run the Cornerstone Foundation, Race for Change and all the running and pledging. It is a great thing to be part of and changes lives for the better here in Bermuda and around the world." 

Doesn’t that sound like a cause worth running for? Or donating to? If you want to support Tyler Butterfield or another one of the runners or groups supporting Race for Change, you can contact the Cornerstone Foundation on 296-2598 or for more information on the Cornerstone Foundation visit their Facebook page.