Community Walk for Peace

PRESS RELEASE

                 

March 9, 2015

Community Walk for Peace

Raise Awareness and Funds for Peace and Healing

Redwood City, CA—The Tim Griffith Foundation invites you to promote peace and join our Community Walk for Peace on Sunday, April 12, 2015!  Proceeds from the walk will benefit local programs for underserved youth, Tim’s House addiction recovery program, and grief services for parents who have lost a child. The walk, a choice of 1.5 or 3 mile courses, will begin and end at Fair Oaks Elementary School,  2950 Fair Oaks Avenue, Redwood City, CA, and all walkers will enjoy a post-walk Party and BBQ.  We invite you to walk, form a team, volunteer, and even start your own fundraising page! Invite your friends and family, it's going to be a great day.

The cost is just $25 per adult walker and $10 per child. Children can attend for free if they bring two pairs of used shoes. Go to the Tim Griffith Foundation website to learn more and to register to walk.

The Foundation thanks the following sponsors for supporting the walk:  Flextronics, Inc., Larabars, PetsInNeed and Trader Joe’s, Redwood City, CA.  For additional sponsorship opportunities contact Debbie Lee at debbielee@timgriffithfoundation.org.

Event Details

Who:  Tim Griffith Foundation Community Walk for Peace

What: 
A 1.5 mile or 3 mile course walk – pets are welcome (on leash)

Where: 
Fair Oaks Elementary School, 2950 Fair Oaks Avenue, Redwood City, CA

When:
Sunday, April 12, 2015. Registration opens at 9:00 am, the walk course opens at 10:00 am, and the post-walk Party and BBQ begin at noon.

Why Walk?

Peace is at the very heart of the work of the Tim Griffith Foundation and is the driving force for our first Community Walk for Peace.  As the Foundation reflects on the ten years since an act of violence took Tim from us and the Foundation began its work of actively promoting peace, it seems fitting to engage the community to walk together in our quest for peace.

The Foundation’s services focus on promoting peace in many ways.

Peace comes to individuals and families when their loved ones battling addiction find solace in a safe and sober living environment, surrounded by trained professionals who provide programs to help them get their lives back. Our Tim’s House has brought this to the 60+ young men who have lived there and to their families and friends who love them.

More peaceful communities are created when violence prevention programs offer crucial alternatives to youth whose lives are headed down the path of violence and crime. The Foundation’s first-of-its-kind Transition Program for high school students re-entering regular school after being expelled and or incarcerated instills peaceful, compassionate alternatives for these at-risk youth, their families, and the communities where they live.

Peace and healing is felt by parents who are grieving the loss of a precious child when they participate in our Meadowlark Retreats. The retreats help heal and guide these parents during their darkest time to see their way through to peace and hope.

This peace permeates through their extended families and closest friends as their life changes from one filled with despair to one infused with hope. With your support of the Tim Griffith Foundation Community Walk for Peace the Foundation can continue to provide these services and increase the number of individuals and families we serve. As we remember Tim--his peaceful spirit, his big heart, and his love for his family and friends—we hope you will walk with us, join a team of walkers or make a donation as we work to bring peace to our community.

Media

For more information the media can contact the Debbie Lee directly at (408) 386-6446 or visit the registration website.