WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - Washington Marriott, one of the charter sponsors for Back on My Feet's DC Chapter helped raise money last Friday, November 18th during Back on My Feet's "Wear Your Sneakers To Work" day. In an effort to promote consciousness during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, this hotel in Georgetown, DC asked all associates to wear their sneakers to work with a $5 donation to Back on My Feet and received outstanding results. Guests of this Georgetown, DC hotel were also encouraged to wear their sneakers and make a personal donation to the Back on My Feet foundation last Friday.

Back on My Feet is an organization that uses the innovative approach of running to help those experiencing homelessness find confidence, strength, self esteem and eventually self sufficiency. Washington Marriott is particularly proud of this partnership and joins Marriott International's nationwide efforts every year to raise money and promote change around the perception of homelessness in the Washington, DC Metro area. For more information on Back on My Feet, please visit backonmyfeet.org.

About Back on My Feet
Founded by Anne Mahlum in 2007, Back on My Feet is a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. Back on My Feet (BoMF) does not provide food nor does it provide shelter, but instead provides a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership. All members -- regardless of race, education or socioeconomic status -- join together to move their own lives forward as well as the lives of their teammates.

About Washington Marriott
The Washington Marriott is situated at 1221 22nd Street at M Street NW in Washington, D.C.'s West End District. With 462 guest rooms, 8 suites, this hotel near Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC, Georgetown, and the Metrorail, is ideal for business, weekend getaways, family and leisure travel. For more information or Washington, DC hotel room reservations, contact your travel professional, call the hotel directly at 202-872-1500 or visit washingtonmarriott.com.

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