Color Me Rad Providence, RI - Boys Town New England

Color Me Rad Providence, RI - Boys Town New England

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Funding directly supports our programs which help at-risk children and families in Rhode Island and Southeastern MA!

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Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Intergraded Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit" is the guiding mission at Boys Town New England.

Boys Town was established over 95 years ago in Omaha, Nebraska by Father Edward Flanagan and since has become the nation's leader in providing treatment to at-risk children and their families. In 1991, community leaders from Rhode Island and Massachusetts requested that Father Flanagan's Boys Home (better known as "Boys Town") bring its high quality programs to the New England area. Since that time, Boys Town New England has helped thousands of children and their families through its researched based, evidenced-driven model of care. As one of the largest child and family services organizations in the United States, Boys Town offers a broad spectrum of services.

Today, Boys Town New England brings help, healing and hope to youth and families by using the Boys Town Integrated Continuum of Care. This continuum provides graduated levels of services to meet the specific needs of the children and families. The range of services at Boys Town New England includes Residential services, Foster Care, Family Support Services, Visitation Services and Parenting Classes.


When Zoloft and balloon animals can't seem to raise your spirits, the best way to brighten your life is to run Color Me Rad 5K

Historically, running has only been acceptable when trying to escape the law, personal responsibility, the truth, and grizzly bears. 

Instead of running FROM something, get ready to run FOR something at this year’s Color Me Rad.  Run for the Hell of it.Color Me Rad is coming to a town near you with a tsunami of color that'll make colored tears of joy run down your cheeks and will renew your will to live.

After 5K of color bombardment, we guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your girlfriend will be less needy, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, your black and white TV will turn into 720p HD (I know you were hoping for 1080, but we organize races, we're not miracle workers), and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.You’ll start off with a shirt as pure and white as your grandpa's dentures and you'll soak up enough color while running to change your skin tone forever.  You'll wind up looking like a pack of skittles – just make sure not to “taste the rainbow.”

So cast your DYE and get red in the face from Color Me Rad, and not from the embarrassment of passing up on the run of a lifetime.

How it works: Start out as clean as a newborn babe, and throughout the run, you'll coat your chaffing thighs with Color Bombs of bluegreenpinkpurple, and yellow until your face, shirt, and body come out silkscreened like a tie-dyed hippy on the other side.Each section of the run adds a new explosion of color to your clean, painter’s palate until you cross the finish line into a final blitzkrieg of color.  

What is the “color” in Color Me Rad?

You’re probably asking yourselves, “Is this really color being thrown at us or are the rainbows we’re seeing just God’s signal that it’ll never flood again?”Well I’m glad you asked.  This isn’t just smoke and mirrors.  This is non-toxic, non-rash-inducing, Kroger branded, colored corn-starch.  Subsidized by the government and processed in the good ol’ US of A, these blasts of starch will change your color, and your demeanor, but never your level of wellness.

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