Common Council approves VIRTUAL 2020 HaRUNbee Walk/Run for Healthy Birth Outcomes as part of Bronzeville Week
The Common Council yesterday (Tuesday, July 28th) approved legislation making the HaRUNbee Walk/Run for Healthy Birth Outcomes, founded by Tonda Thompson, a VIRTUAL event and part of the 2020 Bronzeville Week (August 1 – August 8).
Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, participants in the HaRUNbee Walk/Run can complete the Walk/Run in their own neighborhood, on self-designed routes, on Saturday, August 1.
Interested participants should go to https://raceroster.com/events/2020/29233/harunbee-5k-walkrun-for-healthy-birth-outcomes-virtual-run to sign up and see additional details.
Common Council File #200482, sponsored by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, made the HaRUNbee Walk/Run an official part of the 8th annual Bronzeville Week.
In conjunction with Bronzeville Week, the National Coalition for Healthy Black Families has organized the HaRUNbee Walk/Run for Healthy Birth Outcomes. A number of local organizations are sponsoring the 2020 HaRUNbee event, including Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin and the Black Child Development Institute Milwaukee.
“The goal of the HaRUNbee Walk/Run is to raise awareness of infant mortality, and encourage collaborations within the greater Milwaukee area to reduce it,” said Ald. Coggs. “Additionally, we continue to work to eliminate racial disparities in healthy birth outcomes and through this annual event, we also promote wellness and the importance of staying healthy and fit, both physically and mentally.”