On October 11, I will be running a marathon in an effort to raise money for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF). LDF is America's top legal fund fighting for structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice. The fund also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle. Additionally, through LDF's scholarship program, black American students are able to attend and graduate from many of the nation's best colleges and universities. Donations to LDF will help reform our criminal justice system, achieve education equality, protect voting rights, and more. During this public health emergency, the fight to defend our civil and human rights has never been more critical. I run with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Elijah Mcclain and all the others that have died senseless and unjustified deaths.