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Recent Political Protests Spark Nationwide Rise Up 5K Run/Walk on July 1, 2017

Recent civil rights and environmental protests converge into a nationwide run with thousands of participants in all 50 states.

June 21, 2017 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

(BUSINESS WIRE) — The nationwide Rise Up 5K will be held on July 1, 2017 with the goal of continuing the momentum started with the Women’s March held in January while raising money for civil liberty charity organizations.  Runs have been organized all across the U.S. with over 5,000 participants registered so far.

Participation is open to all ages. To find a location near you, go to

“The Women’s March on January 21 was one of the largest political demonstrations the world has seen,” said Ashleigh Teeter, Rise Up 5K Executive Director. “We will continue that momentum by standing united again – this time at the start line. We must rise up and resist any attempt to degrade human rights. Our journey to defend and uphold these liberties will continue until we reach the finish line. RISE UP. RUN. BE HEARD.”

Benefiting Charities:

100% of the net proceeds will be donated to these charities:

Women’s Rights: Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.  |  The Center for Reproductive Rights

Climate Change: Natural Resources Defense Council

Immigrants’ Rights: The National Immigration Law Center

LGBTQ Rights:  The Trevor Project

Civil Rights: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation  |  The Southern Poverty Law Center

About CARES, Inc.

CARES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides an event co-production platform for empowering charities and schools with the ability to co-produce a consolidated running event benefiting multiple partner organizations.

Contact: Ashleigh Teeter

Title: Executive Director

Tel. 417-540-6821




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