Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.) Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is the presenter of the Get It Dunn 5K/Half Marathon.
M.O.M. was created by life-long friends Karen Hatfield McCalla and Janelle Jordan in 2009. Karen had recently lost her mother, Kathleen Fisher, to cancer. After the passing of Fisher, Janelle and Karen wanted to find a way to keep the vivacious spirit of Fisher alive through a community organization. The two founded M.O.M. to encourage people to reach their personal fitness goals, while giving back to our communities.
Following in Kathleen's motto of "work hard, play harder," M.O.M. evolved with the support of family, friends, volunteers and sponsors and in 2012 the Get It Dunn 5K & half marathon was born.
The first five years of the Get It Dunn 5K & 1/2 Marathon helped fund over $50,000 in M.O.M. charitable giving, including Summer Camperships, scholarships, needs-based and holiday gift initiatives.
Could you use some assistance to help your child attend a summer camp, league, class or activity? M.O.M. Summer Camperships are awarded annually in the spring. This gift, much like our other scholarships, is geared towards those that need financial assistance to enable a child to participate. We ask that you please keep this in mind when applying. Each April we randomly choose recipients from the following three school grade groups: K–5, 6–9 & 10–12. Maximum awards are $250/individual and $400/family to qualifying applicants. Checks will be made out directly to the camp/league etc. Winners will be also awarded a free registration to the Get It Dunn 5k.
M.O.M. awards three National Scholarships annually in the fall and spring. Helping students reach their educational goals by easing the financial burden is just one of the ways M.O.M. gives back. M.O.M. also wants to remind students to live life to their fullest, so the essays selected annually reflect just that. Any student enrolled in college or technical school (any year in school) is eligible to win.
M.O.M. also has given holiday gifts & clothing for winter weather, needs-based scholarships , fitness scholarships in the form of gym memberships, and art workshops for children living with less, among other gifts.
If you would like to nominate a person or group for a needs-based gift, please email Karen.
We also award the Kathleen Fisher Memorial Scholarship annually to a student from Menomonie High School, in Menomonie, WI.
This giving is directly related to the success of the annual Get It Dunn 5K & Half Marathon in Menomonie, WI. All event profits are directed towards Mind Over Matter, M.O.M. Inc. charitable giving.
The Brooke Richartz Foundation, Inc. is being established to carry out the vision outlined by Brooke Richartz who passed away in 2022 from ovarian cancer. Throughout her life, Brooke acted as a mentor for students of all ages and professionals. She saw a need as she was volunteering in schools for students to obtain the tools, mentors and resources necessary to develop plans to reach their career goals including, but not limited to the avenues the student should take to obtain the career they are seeking. To that end, Brooke prior to her passing asked that a foundation be created to assist students with career planning as well as help youth and families who are dealing with a family member with cancer. Brooke's motto, was "Do your best and have fun". Brooke lived up to that motto and her foundation supports her philosophy so others can do their best and have fun while trying to reach their goals. Stay tuned to learn more about Brooke's foundation, and it will partner with the Get It Dunn event.
Mind Over Matter, unlike many bigger charities, is not a business, but a labor of love and a desire to do more than we thought possible during our lives. All of the money donated goes toward tangible results – from scholarships to camperships to holiday and needs-based giving.
To donate to Mind Over Matter, M.O.M. Inc online visit our Network for Good page. Donations can be made one time ($10 minimum) or set as a recurring donation. 5% of your donation goes to Network for Good. For recurring donations, a 4.75% grant amount can optionally be added or deducted. Either way, the full amount of your donation is tax deductible. Network for Good, which is the donation processor for M.O.M., is a nonprofit, too. If you’d rather donate via check, please mail to the address below.
Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.), Inc
c/o Karen McCalla
E7465 640th Avenue
Elk Mound, WI 54739
*Mind Over Matter (M.O.M.), Inc. is a nonprofit organization and has been approved by the I.R.S. as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3). Due to M.O.M.’s 501(c)(3) status, your contribution to M.O.M. is 100% tax deductible.