Amy Baum has run her fair share of races, including the Baltimore Half Marathon, but on Mother’s Day, May 13, she will be running for something different.That’s the day when she will be participating in the Race Against Abuse, CHANA’s 10K and Fun Run, in memory of her mother, Barbi Hyman, a former prevention educator at CHANA.

Baum, who first conceived of a race shortly after her mother passed away, also is chairing the 10K. She is excited that it will raise funds for CHANA, a program of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, to support CHANA’s work preventing and helping those suffering from domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse in Baltimore.

We spoke with Baum, who lives in Ruxton with her husband, Jeff, and two boys, Eli and Noah.

How did the idea for a race begin? My mom passed away in November, 2016. The following May, I faced my first Mother’s Day without her. I felt I needed a way to turn my first Mother’s Day without my mom into something positive. I organized a run for family and friends at Lake Roland. Thirty people came. Some walked, some ran and then we gathered under the canopy I rented for bagels. I talked about CHANA. Everyone brought a donation for the organization. Click to read full article.

The Associated Contributors

The Associated Contributors are writers from The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.