| Jul 25
Nehemiah Cionelo, a redshirt sophomore on the University of New Mexico’s cross country team, held a virtual fundraiser called Footsteps for Families on Saturday, July 18, providing school supplies to low-income New Mexican families that have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
145 people attended the virtual event, according to Cionelo. Participants logged in 848 miles, and local businesses and individual donors contributed school supplies for every mile logged.
Cionelo said participants logged their mileage online after they finished running, and also were told to follow the social distance guidelines imposed by the state.
“Personally, I ran solo with a mask and encouraged those participating to do the same,” Cionelo said.