Most of you know Jacoby Shaddix as the front man of Papa Roach, but did you know he was homeless as a child and many nights went to bed without eating?A lot of people see Shaddix as a hard rocking party guy, so you'd probably be surprised to know he is a family man who takes his wife and kids on tour with him when possible and when not on tour he and his entire family volunteer by working in soup kitchens in California and preform charity work as a family.

Knowing that this really comes as no surprise to me, Shaddix is helping promote his wife's latest venture called "Kelly Runs It Forward."

Check it out here are the details...

Run It Forward

~ Where Education and Endurance Collide~

Be Change's vision is about to explode!

2400 miles. 3 Soccer Moms. 8 Ultrarunners. 1 Rockstar tour bus. Oh yeah, it's going to get crazy!

What do you get when you combine audacious activism with the backdrop of Route 66?? You get Run It Forward.

Starting in Chicago, traveling through eight states each runner will complete a marathon distance (26.2 miles) a day for 18 days. Along the way we will be stopping at selected underserved schools to host  an empowerment expo on each campus. Each expo will rally the students and their families to take advantage of accessible health care in each state. A dental exam will be provided and referral to a local dentist for acute care. A 3k fun run will finish out the day.

Here is where it gets crazy! Take 3 soccer moms, 9 support crew and put them on a rockstar tour bus with 8 highly driven, passionate ultrarunners. Ultrarunners who run distances up to 135 miles in a single day. Pounding the pavement one stride at a time for children; this is a recipe for complete chaos, total compassion and ultimately, change. The best part, it is all going to be recorded for you to watch!

We can't do it without you. We need you to be a part of this. We are willing to give it all if you are willing to give some. We will run across Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, 2400 miles. Running through the heat of the desert and the high plains of the Continental Divide. Running constantly for 18 days...

And, in the end... we will have RUN IT FORWARD

For more information check out this site... Pretty cool that this family recognizes how blessed they are...