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KC Mothers in Charge is a group of mothers, grandmothers, aunts … and a caring community committed to preventing others from experiencing the tragedy of homicide. Our Mission is to reduce violent crime through prevention, education and intervention, and to guide and support the families of victims. Our Vision is a KC community that is safe for all, where families are empowered and supported.
Join KC Mothers in Charge for our 3rd Annual Pee Wee’s Run – 5K Run & Walk. Pee Wee’s Run kicks off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a week dedicated to promoting victims' rights and honoring crime victims, and is named after KC Mothers in Charge Founder and Program Director Rosilyn Temple’s son, Antonio “Pee Wee” Thompson, who lost his life by homicide in 2011.
Since Pee Wee’s death, Rosilyn has dedicated her life to helping others. As Founder and Program Director of KC Mothers in Charge, Rosilyn responds to nearly every homicide scene in the Kansas City, Mo., area, by comforting families at the scene.
“I look for the mother first,” Rosilyn says of visiting homicide scenes, “because I know she needs a hug from me.”
Additionally, KC Mothers in Charge provides support for families of homicide victims by providing emergency assistance, a 24-hour crisis line, weekly check-in phone calls, monthly support groups, individual, family and group counseling, and lots of love and peer-to-peer support. Given that Kansas City’s set a city record for highest recorded number of homicides in a single year, the services that KC Mothers in Charge provides are needed now more than ever.
All proceeds from Pee Wee's Run will benefit the programs and services provided to families. Please join KC Mothers in Charge for our 3rd Annual Pee Wee's Run in honor of lives lost to violence in Kansas City. It’s time to stand (and run or walk) united against homicide!
For her 40th birthday on June 29, 2018, community volunteer Cara Gilmore ran 40 miles across Kansas City, Missouri and raised more than $16,000 for KC Mothers in Charge. For the third year in a row, Cara brings her expertise to KC Mothers in Charge serving as Race Director for its 3rd Annual Pee Wee's Run. Cara is a wife and mother of two boys, Owen and Miles. She is an avid runner; she loves the peace it brings and the opportunity to see her city on foot. She moved to Kansas City from St. Louis when she was 12 years old and has loved it ever since. She is the owner of Power Plus Pilates and has been a Pilates instructor and personal trainer for 15 years. Her work brings much joy as she gets to improve her clients' quality of life by bringing ease of movement and functional exercise into their lives. Cara loves the work that KC Mothers in Charge is doing to provide support to the community. She is continually inspired by the women who are a part of KC Mothers in Charge and how they turned their own personal tragedies into a way to help others and improve Kansas City.
Estelle is a high-energy certified fitness instructor / personal trainer with a master’s degree in social work, and has more than 25 years of extensive experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Estelle's professional training as a social worker has afforded her the opportunity to correlate the importance of physical activity as it relates to an individual’s mental health status. Health and fitness of any age is of great importance and she is living her vision of being able to assist people in obtaining optimal health and their fitness goals. Estelle is the managing partner of Fit 4 U IS 4 U Health & Fitness, which provides individual and group sessions to the community. She provides one-on-one sessions when someone needs extra attention, and groups at schools, churches, senior assisted living facilities, etc. Estelle's motto is, “Helping Others To Maintain A Higher Quality Of Life Through Health & Fitness for Generations To Come.”
Also active in her community, Estelle has supported KC Mothers in Charge for multiple years because she understands the dedication that the organization has to the Kansas City community. Estelle is excited to be a part of our 3rd Annual Pee Wee's Run, and looks forward to seeing your posts!
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