A campaign sponsored by Chris Mosier
November 6, 2012 — December 12, 2012
On December 1, 2012, I will be running around the perimeter of Manhattan - approximately 32 miles (just over 50k) - to raise money and awareness for the Ali Forney Center and LGBT homeless youth.
Following Hurricane Sandy, the Ali Forney drop-in center in Chelsea was destroyed.
This is a terrible tragedy for the homeless LGBT youth served there. This space was dedicated to the most vulnerable kids, the thousands stranded on the streets without shelter, and was a place where they received food, showers, clothing, medical care, HIV testing and treatment, and mental health and substance abuse services. Basically a lifeline for LGBT kids whose lives are in danger.
LGBT youth represent as much as 40% of the homeless youth. Often they run away from home because of family conflict and then face overt discrimination when seeking alternative housing. LGBT homeless youth suffer higher rates of abuse and victimization. Ali Forney Center provides resources these kids can't safely get in other locations.
This is a cause close to my heart: As someone who has been rejected because of my identity, I could see a younger version of myself using the services Ali Forney provides. It is the responsibility of the community to look out for our youth. Please join me in taking care of homeless LGBT youth.
Please consider donating:
$50 - one dollar per kilometer I will run that day
$32 - one dollar per mile I will run that day
$12 - one dollar per month in the year
$4.50 - the cost of one fancy coffee
Donations between 11/26 - 12/1 will be entered in a raffle for great prizes from JackRabbit Sports, Empire Tri Club, and Aquaphor US.
THANK YOU for the generous support from JackRabbit Sports and Empire Tri Club!
Looking for someone participating in an event?