Born and raised in Richmond, I've seen the many ways that neighborhood conditions affect my community's health. Unemployment, educational inequity, violence, and discrimination are some of many issues that affect the daily lives and well being of Richmond residents. Building leadership around these issues is important to me, because it is through leadership that a community can maximize impact and bring about the most lasting change. Every person in Richmond should have the opportunity to experience wellness in the neighborhoods they live in everyday.
Given the love and passion that I have for my work and community, I'm taking part in YES's 5k "Fund-Racer" - challenging myself to go the distance while raising funds for YES's Adult Leadership Pathway, a program that connects Richmond adults (21+) to opportunities to serve as community leaders! Please support me - every donation makes a big difference!
YES Nature to Neighborhoods is gearing up for our Run to Nature Fund-Racer on February 23rd! In either the 5K, 10K, or Half-Marathon heats, we'll be walking, running, and skipping the Richmond Marina's beautiful San Francisco Bay Trail. Learn more about us at www.yesfamilies.org.
To be part of this community effort to support YES, you can:
1) Donate Now!
2) Join us as a "Fund-Racer" in three quick steps:
i. Sign up for the race by clicking here, and be sure to join the YES Nature to Neighborhoods Team during your registration process!
ii. Start your own Fund-Racer page: Click the link and in just a few minutes, you'll have a personalized fundraising page.
iii. Email your friends, family, and coworkers: Tell them why you're doing this, and ask them to donate to support you! Tips to make this very easy can be found here. We've learned that a group email is the best way to get started, and that follow-up posts on social media are a great way to give updates and to remind your community what you're up to.