The Avielle Foundation is teaming with Phoenix 999 and The Rebels Project, support groups formed after the Columbine High School and Aurora movie theater tragedies, to host the first annual Brainstorming 5K.
The event, which consists of a run, walk and rally set for Sunday, Aug. 25, at Clement Park in Littleton, Colo., will raise community awareness of the need for brain health research into the underpinnings of violent behavior, with prevention as the goal, while also raising much-needed funds that the Avielle Foundation will distribute to researchers through its grants program. The rally activities will include a silent auction and live concert. Brainstorming 5K participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.aviellefoundation.org/events/brainstorming5k or can sign up on-site.
“The Avielle Foundation has reached out to our friends in Colorado, Phoenix 999 and The Rebels Project to raise awareness and support for brain health research to prevent violence,” said Jeremy Richman, Ph.D., a former Boulder, Colo., resident and co-founder and CEO of the foundation. “As three groups directly affected by acts of mass violence, we have come together in support and with respect for one another and invite the public to join us Aug. 25 at the Brainstorming 5K.”
WHO: The Avielle Foundation, Phoenix 999, and The Rebel’s Project along with some amazing sponsors:
WHERE: Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO
WHEN: Sunday, August 25th, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. On-site registration and check-in at shelters 4-6
9 a.m. – 12 noon Silent auction
10 a.m. Start 5K Run & Walk
10:15 a.m. Start of Rally activities including: Yoga, live music, food & drink, face painting
1 p.m. Event wrap-up
INFORMATION & REGISTRATION