This Sunday, May 4 looks like it will be a beautiful day for a nice, long walk or run in Prospect Park. Even better, you have a chance to do just that while supporting CAMBA, a local organization that does so much around Brooklyn, from housing women in need to feeding hungry neighbors and offering a step up to small businesses, and more.
Registration for CAMBA’s 2nd Annual Healthy Way 5k Run/Walk in Prospect Park, which kicks off at 9am event, is still open, and there is a way to contribute for everyone, even if you can’t run. But for those who are interested in running, know you’ll be joining people who were inspired to run a 5k for the first time while helping a great cause.
“I decided to register because I have been working toward running a 5K and the race forces me to do it!” says Anne Pope, a Flatbush resident and the founder of Sustainable Flatbush. “Not to mention supporting a great local organization.”
Working with a community-based group herself, Anne says she’s glad to have the opportunity to give back to another Brooklyn organization that gives so much to her neighborhood.
“I appreciate CAMBA’s mission to provide opportunities for self-empowerment to residents of our neighborhood and all of Brooklyn,” she says. “They bring an innovative and progressive approach to programs ranging from housing, health, and education to food security and economic development.
“Not to mention they have an indoor farm in their food pantry,” adds Anne, who with Sustainable Flatbush is a big proponent of urban gardens and farms.
Ready to get involved? Here’s how:
Register to participate. You’ll get T-shirts for all participants, prizes for the top runners (men and women, and boys and girls), fun for all, and the great feeling that comes from helping others.
Support a runner or team. Start your own fundraiser or support a runner or team on Crowdrise.
Share this post with friends and neighbors. Challenge them! Our combined efforts as a community will help CAMBA continue providing life-saving and life-changing services for more than 45,000 New Yorkers in need every day.
Photo via CAMBA