BENEFITING: NATIONAL LGBT CANCER NETWORK INC
ORGANIZER: NATIONAL LGBT CANCER NETWORK INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
NATIONAL LGBT CANCER NETWORK INC wrote -
Solvitur Ambulando means, "It is solved by walking".
The Directors of the National LGBT Cancer Network and the Network for LGBT Health Equity* were fed up with watching our friends struggle with cancer and LGBT-related health disparities, while surveys leave us invisible and wellness resources skip over our communities. Neither of us knows of any LGBT wellness programs in the country - in the middle of a historic influx of money to create such programs nationwide.
We decided to lead by example. Running the marathon is out of the reach of many people in our communities. But walking is free, simple, and is feasible for almost all of us. We plan to walk the NYC Marathon. Thus, the creation of the LGBT Solvitur Ambulando team.
This isn't a fancy team with big coaching, it's simply five people running or walking in what we think might be the first LGBT health charity team ever to participate in the NYC marathon. We pledge to put every single dollar we raise towards some new LGBT wellness program we can run jointly.
We hope you will join us in spreading the word. We can reduce LGBT health disparities, fight cancer and enjoy longer lives, all by taking one step at a time.
*a project of The Fenway Institute of Boston, MA