This 5K is a Special Fun Run & 5K (Run/Walk) In Loving Memory of JaJuan McDowell. JaJuan's innocent life was tragically taken at the age 14 due to a preventable gun incident on April 7, 2016. JaJuan was a giving and loving child. He loved helping others and would often tell his peers that it was ok to be different. He loved animals, especially reptiles. Our weekends wasn't complete without a trip to Pet Smart. JaJuan was a fun and loving child who loved nature and he loved being outside in the yard looking for lizards, insects and bugs ~ The 5K is conveniently on Earth Day.
The Fun Run & 5K will be held at Savannah State University, on campus, located at 3219 College St, Savannah GA 31404 with a start time of 8:30AM.
Proceeds from the 5K will be divided between Be S.M.A.R.T. Campaign for Gun Safety to save lives and an Educationally Speaking Scholarship.
The Be S.M.A.R.T. campaign was created to bring together all responsible adults to reduce the number of unintentional shootings that occur when children get ahold of an unsecured firearm. Be S.M.A.R.T (S)ecure guns in homes and in vehicles , (M)odel responsible Behavior, (A)sk about unsecured guns in other homes, (R)ecognize the risks of teen suicides , & (T)ell your peers to Be Smart.
Help us Save a Life & Stop Preventable Gun Accidents!
Pre -register by 4/1/17 to guarantee a t-shirt.
Medals to standard age groups. Age 7-74.
Seeking sponsors and vendors, logos due by 3/28/17
Direct donations and additional t-shirts may be made via PayPal at (friends & family) firstname.lastname@example.org or by check.
We hope to see you there to support our cause and most importantly honor JaJuan! In memory of a loving, fun and unforgettable child: JaJuan Z. McDowell 3/7/02-4/7/16