10th Annual Walk, Rock & Run!
Kick Off - March 23, 2012
The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio kicked off its 10th Annual Walk, Rock and Run on Friday, March 23, 2012.
Walk, Rock & Run unifies communities across Northeast Ohio while raising awareness of diversity issues.
Since 2002, The Diversity Center has partnered with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to host Walk, Rock & Run which celebrates diversity. Artists, entertainers, and community sponsors provide great music, delicious food, and other family entertainment. All participants gain free entry into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Great Lakes Science Center, and Baseball Heritage Museum.
All proceeds support The Diversity Center’s School & Youth initiatives in nine Northeast Ohio counties.
This year's event is on Saturday, May 5, 2012 and starts and ends at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's a 3 mile walk or a 5k run and whatever you choose it will help support The Diversity Center's School & Youth initiatives in nine Northeast Ohio counties.
The kick-off was held at Windows on the River and provided a chance to hear some success stories from recipients of the Diversity Center's good work. It also gave some of the sponsors an opportunity to explain why their company feels it is so important to be involved. The issues of respect, pride and individual worth were stressed.
The All City Jazz Band entertained as people entered.
The All City Jazz Band
Peggy Zone Fisher, President and CEO of The Diversity Center, welcomed the crowd and gave an introduction to the event.
Peggy Zone Fisher
Sheryl King Benford, Board Chair of The Diversity Center and General Counsel of RTA spoke about the Diversity Center's Mission.
Sheryl King Benford
Douglas Bennett, Corporate Chair and Director of Community Relations & Outreach for Medical Mutual gave the corporate perspective of diversity.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum President and CEO Terry Stewart also spoke.
After a video presentation, Shemariah Arki, Senior Director of Leadership Dev. & Strategic Initiatives of The Diversity Center gave an educational perspective.
Shemariah Arki and Gia Hoa Ryan
Danielle Eafford from Whitney M. Young High School gave a student's perspective.
Kim Wheeler, Education Reporter at WKYC-TV3 spoke about their partnership with The Diversity Center.
For more information on Walk, Rock and Run go to http://www.diversitycenterneo.org/walk_rock_run.html or call 216-752-3000.
Enjoy these images from The Diversity Center Walk Rock & Run kickoff event.
Students with Kim Wheeler
Paramjit Singh, Asim Datta and Sujata Burgess
Jeanette Velez, Andres Gonzalez and Lisa Gaynier
James and Elena Rector
Group from Lincoln Electric
Eleanor Hayes from the Cleveland Clinic
Harry Weller, Sujata Burgess and Joe Thomas
Douglas Bennett and Terry Stewart
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