Walk or run at your own pace. Run outside, use a treadmill, walk the dog, get a group together – it’s your place and pace.

The purpose of the virtual 5K (3.1 miles) is to get everyone active while bringing attention to the more than 245 million women around the world who are widowed and the challenges of losing a spouse. Anyone can join! Whether you’re a widow or a widower or a friend/family member showing support, everyone’s welcomed to participate. The deadline to register is May 15, 2021.

Recruit your friends and family to join you as you walk in honor of your spouse or a cause.

In addition to helping to show support for widows across the globe, you will earn cool bragging rights and an awesome finisher’s medal. Proceeds will benefit Hope for Widows Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization national support system for, and developed by, widowed women which connects new widows with other widows to offer peer-to-peer support and other resources.

To sign up and review details please visit here: https://bit.ly/31RhtB2

Be sure to take plenty of pictures and upload them to social media using:


Let’s come together to support, honor and bring awareness. If you have any questions or concerns please email us at: info@hopeforwidows.org.


Maureen Bobo is a Christ follower, Love Advocate, Social Worker, and Mompreneur. Her ministries include grief, singles, and health and wellness. Maureen is a single parent of two daughters ages fourteen and six. She became a single parent on April 7, 2010, when her husband of thirteen years, Martin Quinn Bobo, passed away of chronic heart disease at the age of forty-five. The children at that time were ages eight years and two months old.

The grief from that tragedy led Maureen to develop The Beautiful Stones Ministries, in which the goal is to provide love and support to the grieving heart through grief support groups and social services. Maureen is a co-author of ‘The Unwelcome Committee’; the story of three young widows with children and their navigation through the processes of grief. Maureen is also involved in singles ministry development at her church. She believes that singles need to be nurtured and cultivated in the season that they are in so they can thrive in God’s purposes for their lives. Maureen has completed four half marathons and has a goal to complete a half marathon in every state. She has a message for people: “Be your own superhero, and make your own self proud through intentional self-care.” and that you CAN go from “Tragedy to Triumph.” Although based in Ohio, Maureen plans to encourage people worldwide to rock their inner athlete to the core and become unleashed! Through her life story, Maureen wants to encourage and inspire people to not only dream but dream big, by putting their faith in flight and loving themselves and others.