PLAINFIELD, NJ, November 25th 2016 – Visions Community Development Corporation is hosting its premier Black Men Rise for all lives is a 5k/run walk. black-men-riseThe event consists of black men coming together with a mindset to rise to their rightful place in society as leaders, mentors, protectors and friends. The awareness of Black Men Rise is to encourage, empower and educate our black men to become the best of who they are and fulfill their purpose without the fear of persecution, misrepresentation and untimely deaths that have been taking our men’s lives prematurely. The mission is to bring all men of every race together; black and non-black, young and old, to close the gap and to finish the race of life.

Proceeds from this 5k, will be donated to Second Street Youth Center Foundation; a non-profit organization 501(c) (3) which has decades of service to our youth in the community through a myriad of programs such as computer literacy, kindergarten readiness , after school programs which offer standardized testing, STEM projects such as robotics and literacy strategies. This foundation is designed to support and promote the education and social development of the children and families and the community in Plainfield, NJ. We will also donate to a special needs program here in Plainfield, NJ.

The run will start and finish at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield NJ. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and run to begin at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. The registration is FREE for all participants. All race participants and supporters are invited back to Cedar brook park for an official address by the Plainfield mayor, a celebration with music and food.

All fitness levels welcome! This event is designed for the whole family to enjoy.

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Contact Information:
Visions Community Development Corporation
350 Leland Ave, Plainfield, NJ