On Saturday, March 29, 2014, Tameka Raymond of Kile’s World Foundation hosted her second annual 5K run/walk in honor her son, Kile Glover, at Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the foundation’s art-based camps and workshops which will include: singing, dance, art and illustration, music production digital media.
In the summer of 2012, Kile Glover, was only 11-years old when a tragic jet-ski accident on Atlanta’s Lake Lanier ended his short life. Channeling her grief of the loss of her son, Tameka created Kile’s World Foundation, which benefits children of the Atlanta community, but also honors Kile’s effervescent spirt and reflects his deep love of the performing arts. ““Kile is and will always be my muse,” says Raymond of her son. “He inspires me to do great things both artistically and in general to help others. He was a guiding genius.” Staying true to the foundation’s mission statement, ‘Gifting children with endless possibilities of creative endeavor through applied, fine and performing arts,’ the goal of Kile's World Foundation is to ensure that children have a nurturing environment where inquisitiveness is encouraged, knowledge is shared and freedom to hone their crafts is assured.
Over 250+ runners, supporters and more attended Saturday’s celebration. After the run, kids who attended the event enjoyed face painting, complimentary hot dogs, arts and crafts and more. The goal for this year’s 5K spring festival is to increase the number of participants by 100%, providing enough funds to extend the summer program an additional weeks summer 2014.
Tameka Raymond will like to thank everyone who came out and supported this year’s event. For more information about Kile’s World Foundation, please visit: www.kilesworldfoundation.org or follow Kile’s World Foundation on social media:
Twitter: @kilesworld | IG: @Kilesworld
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