In light of what is set to transpire this coming Friday (Jan. 20) when President-Elect Donald Trump is sworn in, four women from Harlem are running from New York to Washington in support of women’s rights. Alison Desir and a small group of fellow runners are undergoing the 240-mile trek on foot to raise funds for Planned Parenthood and to challenge Trump’s incoming policies.
From the group’s GoFundMe page:
Well, it’s no secret that this incoming Administration and Congress have a target on women’s right to choose and women’s health. There will never come a time that I look back and wonder, “what could I have done to protect that right?”.
On January 16, 2017, MLK Day, I (and a small team) will begin a 240-mile run from Harlem to Washington DC in an effort to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood and the awesome power of women. (To put it into context, we’ll be running roughly two NYC Marathons each day). We will arrive in DC on January 20th to join all of our powerful, beautiful, and courageous sisters in the Women’s March. There will be four of us running, but we’ll be running for all of us.
If you would like to support Planned Parenthood and our run, please donate here (we are hoping to raise $44,000 in honor of the 44th President, Barack Hussein Obama).
How dope is that?