In Memory of Jill...

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Jillian Friedrich, Mile in My Shoes Run Mentor, passed away on Thursday, August 17th, 2017, from a bicycle accident en route to join her team for their 6am run at Higher Ground shelter in Minneapolis. Jill joined Team Higher Ground in May of 2017 in order to share her passion for running with people who could really benefit from such a positive outlet - people experiencing homelessness. All summer, Jill joined her teammates every Thursday - and some Tuesdays - at the shelter as they hugged, ran, talked, cheered, and formed an unlikely bond. Her absence from the morning circle will be felt deeply by her teammates. We have created this memorial fund, in conjunction with Jill's family, to honor her commitment to her team, and to ensure Jill's spirit lives on through future MiMS members who have yet to take their first step.