(Landover Hills, MD) – In honor of National Missing Children’s Day and to raise awareness of missing persons of color, Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI) at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 25, will host its first annual ‘Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K Run/Walk at the National Harbor, Ft. Washington, Md.
“At Black and Missing Foundation, we believe that every missing person, regardless of age, race, mental ability or circumstance, deserves awareness, said founders Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson. “Families with a missing loved one cling to hope: Hope that their loved one will return home. Hope that law enforcement will be proactive. Hope that the media will get involved. Hope that members of the community will come forward with vital information to bring their loved one home.”
The fundraiser will raise money to support families through financial support, flyer distribution, victim recovery and burial service assistance.
Lending support to the event are:
- Founder of Black Girls Rock Beverly Bond
- Critically Acclaimed Actress S Epatha Merkerson
- Journalist Jacque Reid
- WTTG Morning News Anchor Allison Seymour
The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. in partnership with the PG County Police will offer FREE fingerprinting and digital photos for kids. Additional vendors include the Collective Advocates, CDW Health and Wellness, Prince George’s County Health Department, NOBLE and many more.
For information about the race, visit www.hwb5k.org.
About Black and Missing Foundation Inc.:
Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI) is established as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, by a veteran law enforcement official and public relations specialist, whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends; and to provide educational training on personal safety. BAMFI offers a free clearinghouse, which highlights profiles and information on missing persons of color, nationally. Profiles of missing individuals, throughout the nation, as well as news, information, and tips, can be found at BAMFI’s Web site: www.bamfi.org, IG: @blackandmissingfdn, Twitter: @BAM_FI or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bamfiorg.