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So What Else?
"Serving Our Community, Children and Planet"

So What Else and Launch Physical Therapy are excited to kick off the First Annual LaunchCARES Charity Race. The event will take place on October 8th, 2022 in the King Farm neighborhood in Rockville.

Launch Physical Therapy & Fitness Coaching is a Rockville-based organization that shares their passion for and expertise in fitness and wellness with local charities. SWE is honored to be the inaugural partner for the LaunchCARES Charity Race!

All proceeds from the LaunchCARES Charity Race will be donated to So What Else (SWE). SWE has been caring for members of our community since 2009. SWE supports communities in need with Youth Development programs and Food Security operations. Youth Development offers after school learning centers, spring and summer camps in Maryland and DC. Food Security provides hunger relief through a 5 day a week walk up Food Pantry and multiple food distribution operations in neighborhoods in DC and Baltimore.

The 1st annual LaunchCARES Charity Race will include events for the whole family:

Timed 5K Timed Race
Timed 10K Timed Race
1-mile Fun Run / Walk
Toddler Trike-a-thon

Learn more about Launch, click here: https://www.launchsp.com/
To register as a race participant, click here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Rockville/LaunchCaresCharityRace

Volunteers are needed:

October 4th Tuesday -
10 volunteers needed to help fill gift bags for all the runners.
Time: 4PM to 7PM.
Location: 702 King Farm Blvd, Suite 150, Rockville, MD 20850

October 8 th Saturday -
Time: 8AM to 1PM
Volunteer roles:

Water Station - fill and hand out cups of water to runners. Keep the station area free of debris. 20 Volunteers needed.

Race Marshals - help keep runners on track by ensuring they stay on the designated course. 15 Volunteers needed.

Safety Assistants - work in unison with Rockville City Police to ensure participant and visitor safety at intersections along the race course. 12 Volunteers needed.


From the Beltway 495, take 270 North
Take exit 8 for Redland Blvd
Turn left into the parking lot for 702 King Farm Blvd
Free parking in surface spaces and parking garage
Addition free parking in garages at 800 & 805 King Farm Blvd

Email swevolunteer@gmail.com to sign up for a volunteer role.


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About So What Else?



Mission Statement

So What Else's mission is to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area by providing food security, access to basic necessities, and high-quality out-of-school time programs in literacy, athletics, and the visual and performing arts while inspiring young people to give back to the community by creating volunteer opportunities for citizens of all ages.


So What Else (SWE) ... can we do to help? is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 and focused on building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through direct programming and in partnership with allied organizations. Our primary programming embraces two key areas: Food Security and Youth Development Programs.

SWE started with Youth programming and added Food Security as we witnessed the massive economic dislocations caused by the C19 Pandemic and the consequent explosion in food insecurity. SWE and its community partners operate several Food Relief programs in Montgomery and surrounding counties, in Washington D.C. and Baltimore.

SWE needs volunteers who share our passion for service and seek to have an immediate and lasting impact upon the lives and fortunes of those we serve. Our volunteers are essential to our ability to deliver reliable, accessible and high-quality education programming and food security services.

SWE welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, experiences and capabilities. Our greatest needs at present are for Food Pantry helpers, Bulk Food Recovery & Distribution Warehouse workers, Delivery & Distribution drivers and Teacher's Aides / Classroom Assistants.

Please contact swevolunteer@gmail.com to share your area of interest and learn more about volunteering with SWE. Visit sowhatelse.org to learn more about our programs and impact! Thanks!


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Hunger


Tue Oct 04, 2022 - Sat Oct 08, 2022
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM


702 King Farm BoulevardRockvilleRockville, MD 20850



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Sports Coaching
  • Child Development
  • Physical Education
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Fitness Instruction


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 14
  • 5 hours
  • Reliable, Punctual, Energetic, Friendly, Helpful

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