Philly Foundation Gears Up For 2nd Annual Race - Proceeds Equip College Students Chasing a Dream

The family friendly 5K run and 1Mile walk take place Saturday September 10th, at 8:30am along Forbidden Drive.Proceeds benefit local scholarships, high school mentoring programs, and community service projects sponsored by the Ivy Legacy Foundation,
 
 
2nd Annual “Chasing a Dream” Race Set For Saturday 9/10 – Register Today
2nd Annual “Chasing a Dream” Race Set For Saturday 9/10 – Register Today
 
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PHILADELPHIA - Aug. 31, 2016 - PRLog -- Driven by a desire to make a difference in the lives of young girls headed to college, The Ivy Legacy Foundation is, once again, gearing up for the 2nd Annual "Chasing a Dream 5K Run and 1Mile Walk" on Saturday September 10th, at 8:30am at Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue in Philadelphia. The race will be professionally timed by Bryn Mawr Racing, and registration is on their website brynmawrracing.com. In an effort to promote exercise and wellness, as well as attract first timers, participants can also walk for 1-mile. Organizers are encouraging friends in other cities to take part by registering as a virtual runner/walker. This year, there is a friendly competition among alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's). Registrants can join a team representing their favorite HBCU. The team that raises the most money will receive a special $3,000 scholarship for a student attending that school.  All "Chasing a Dream 5K and 1Mile Walk" participants will receive a t-shirt. 5K finishers will also receive a medal. Chasing a Dream proceeds will fund scholarships, and mentoring programs for middle and high school students administered by Philadelphia's The Ivy Legacy Foundation (TILF), the charitable arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Rho Theta Omega Chapter.

"For more than 20 years, we have given away more than a quarter-million dollars in scholarships to area college bound students," says Jacquelyn Washington, President of the Ivy Legacy Foundation. "By supporting this race, you will enable us to continue making a difference in the Greater Philadelphia community we serve through educational and cultural programs."  The Ivy Legacy Foundation has set a goal of raising $50,000 through "Chasing a Dream 5K Run and 1Mile Walk" and its signature fundraiser event in November, "Philly's Men Are Cooking." The Ivy Legacy Foundation partners with local and national initiatives that focus on global impact, environmental ownership, family strengthening, and health promotion. Organizers hope the lower registration fees, and walk option will encourage families to participate and start this Fall focused on health and wellness. "Statistics reveal obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are chief health challenges facing African Americans," says Robyn Jones, M.D., and President of AKA's Rho Theta Omega Chapter. "The Chasing a Dream 5K Run and 1Mile Walk" are in line with Alpha Kappa Alpha's international initiatives promoting health and wellness in our community."  Chasing a Dream is a family-friendly race that fits the Sorority's mission statement, and overall goals for the upcoming year.

The Ivy Legacy Foundation seeks to bring the love of running and walking to enthusiasts as well as beginners. Chasing a Dream Co-chairs, Monica Miller-Bailey and Candice Richardson are experienced runners, and have inspired first timers to take health and wellness more seriously. "Over the summer we hosted weekly Couch to 5K training sessions," says Candice Richardson. "This program is a great way to prepare for and injury free race."  "Couch to 5K is how most runners get started," says Monica Miller-Bailey. "It's addictive --- once you get started, it's hard to stop!"

For more information about "Chasing a Dream 5K Run and 1Mile Walk" go to https://rhothetaomega.com. Send media inquiries via email to tylermadepr@gmail.com or call (609) 247-2632.

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