About Us

Moms On The Run

Moms on the Run is a 501-c3 non-profit organization created by hard working, caring people of this community. We raise funds to help cover everyday living expenses of northern Nevada families enduring hardships caused by a catastrophic circumstance, with a primary focus on assisting individuals with breast and gynecological cancers and their families.

If you know anyone who could use our assistance please have them call 826-8117, e-mail or click here to get an application.

Board of Directors

Debbie Bailey, 2017 Chairwoman
Jennifer O'Harra, 2016 Chairwoman
Elisabeth Hadler, 2015 Chairwoman
Jim Minor, 2014 Chairman
Dennis Flannigan, 2013 Chairman
Barbara Pinocchio, Founding Member
JP Pinocchio, Founding Member
Jillian Pinocchio, Member
Tamara Reid, Member 

Executive Director

Jill Vellis - (775) 826-8117


"I really want to express my gratefulness to you for helping me through this situation. If it wasn’t for your financial assistance, I don’t know what would have happened. Thank you so much and keep up the good work. Soon I hope to be doing something to help the cause also." - Mary

"Thank you. This is a great program. I’m so blessed to have had the support of this program. God bless all the women and you." - Cindy

"Thank you so much for the amazing help. I am so surprised at what additional issues come from this besides the cancer itself. Your help is so, so appreciated." - Sue

"It is truly a wonderful thing that you are doing and I feel blessed knowing that I am not along in my fight to overcome this terrible disease." - Sandra

"I want to express my utmost gratitude for this aid. Any financial help at this time is so very appreciated. It very literally puts food on the table. In such hard times as these, it is reassuring to know that there are still people out there who help!" - Jennifer

"I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the gift of our mortgage payment. I have been overwhelmed by tall the caring people I have met since I began this frightening journey. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." - Merry

"Thank you for the financial assistance. I am a stage four breast cancer patient who is optimistic about beating this cancer and living to tell about it. Having organizations such as your available is such a blessing. Thank you for all you do." - Kelli

"Thank you very much. These funds helped to relieve a great deal of our financial burden. I am happy to report that I am currently in remission after having completed surgery, chemo and radiation. Thank you again and keep up the important work." - Kristi

"Moms on the Run does a great job and I will be forever grateful." - Linda

"You saved me from homelessness. I will never forget it." - Sandy

"You are a jewel in this community." -St. Mary’s Hospice Team

"I just want to thank you and Moms on the Run for your generosity. Dealing with breast cancer has become a full time job. The financial stress, it has put a burden on our family. But with organizations such as Moms on the Run, it’s helps to relieve this stress so that I can focus on healing." - Michelle


Pinocchio’s Bar & Grill

Pinocchio's Bar & Grill is the proud title sponsor of the annual Moms on the Run event and ongoing local cause.

If you would like to learn more about the Pinocchio's Bar & Grill locations, menu, catering or history, please click here.