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File #: 200482    Version: 0
Type: Resolution-Immediate Adoption Status: Passed
File created: 7/28/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/28/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution approving the HaRUNbee 5K Walk/Run for Healthy Birth Outcomes as part of Bronzeville Week 2020.
Sponsors: ALD. COGGS, ALD. PEREZ
IMMEDIATE ADOPTION
Number
200482
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ORIGINAL
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Sponsor
ALD. COGGS, PEREZ
Title
Resolution approving the HaRUNbee 5K Walk/Run for Healthy Birth Outcomes as part of Bronzeville Week 2020.
Analysis
This resolution approves the HaRUNbee 5K Walk/Run for Healthy Birth Outcomes as part of Bronzeville Week 2020.
Body
Whereas, The Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District, located in the area bounded by Center Street, Garfield Avenue, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and 7th Street, is a redevelopment initiative seeking to create economic development and vibrancy in this neighborhood; and

Whereas, The 8th annual Bronzeville Week celebration of African-American culture, history, art and entertainment will take place August 1-8, 2020; and

Whereas, In conjunction with Bronzeville Week, the National Coalition for Healthy Black Families has organized the HaRUNbee 5K Walk/Run for Healthy Birth Outcomes, which will occur on the morning of Saturday, August 1st; and

Whereas, A number of local organizations are sponsoring the 2020 HaRUNbee Walk/Run, including Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin and Black Child Development Institute - Milwaukee; and

Whereas, In order to maintain the safety of participants during the on-going COVID-19 public health crisis, the 2020 HaRUNbee Walk/Run will take place as a “virtual” event in which participants complete the 5K individually, in their own neighborhood, on self-designed routes; and

Whereas, The HaRUNbee Walk/Run seeks to raise awareness of and to prevent infant mortality, a problem that disproportionately affects Milwaukee’s African-American community; and

Whereas, According to its organizers, the HaRUNbee Walk/Run also strives to promote community wellness by encouraging families to stay healthy and fit, both physically and mentally; and

Whereas, HaRUNbee will allow residents of Milwaukee, from both within and outside of the Harambee community, to come together on social media to particip...

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