Malik West Memorial 5K Walk/Run Against Gun Violence
Join the Malik West Memorial 5K Walk/Run Against Gun Violence to aid in the war to prevent gun violence as we continue to reach out to our young people in the Columbus, Ohio and to raise the consciousness of the community about the dangers of gun violence and its consequences.
What: 5K Walk/Run
When: April 5th, 2014 at 9:00am
Where: Wolfe Park, Columbus
The Malik West Memorial Fund is commited to bringing awareness to gun crimes and violence. Melanie Smith, the mother of Malik West, became involved with the war against gun violence when Malik was shot and killed by an individual who carried a concealed handgun.
The proceeds of the Malik West Memorial 5K Walk/Run Against Gun Violence will be given as a scholarship to a deserving student who has been affected by gun violence. The orgaanization will remain dedicated to supporting children and families affected by gun crimes and violence.
Gun violence has escalated to an epidemic. It has become the leading cause of deathe among young black males. During the past few years, many lives have been touched by the devastating acts of gun violence.
Directly, or indirectly, we all share the pain of families and friends whose loved ones are killed. Please join in our war againt gun crimes and violence. Children, families and friends should not bury their loved ones because of violence.