We hope this Monday finds you well. We know it has been a busy time at the legislature this year, but we want to take a moment to remind you of one of our family friendly opportunities to show solidarity and pride as a community. Our 5th annual Equality Run is coming up fast, and we want to top 500 hundred folks racing through downtown OKC in June! Register here: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/27092
This year we celebrate the memory of Shaun Kamiko, who lost a courageous battle with lymphoma in November of 2016. Shaun was known to many in Oklahoma City as the iconic DJ Kamiko. He had a great passion and love for music, life, people, the LGBTQ community, and animals. Before becoming ill, Shaun’s favorite thing to do was run outdoors with his husband, Allan Hernandez. Their most memorable run together was the Equality Run, where they crossed the finish line hand in hand. Freedom Oklahoma is committed to making this memory an eternal one for Shaun.
NEW this year, we have a peer to peer fundraising option! Let’s see who’s truly competitive in their passion for the causes. Start your own team or join a friend’s and help increase your impact. It’s easy – just choose which option you prefer when registering and use the Crowdrise link to share the Equality Run on Social Media. Every dollar raised goes directly towards public education to advance LGBTQ and Women’s Rights in Oklahoma. This year 5% of the peer to peer proceeds will go to our friends at Other Options, to support care of those living with HIV and AIDS. Other Options was a cause near and dear to Shaun. We are also open to sponsorship of all levels! If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Troy Stevenson or Marlo Miller with Freedom Oklahoma.
The run will take place on Saturday, June 17th at 8:00am at the beautiful Myriad Gardens. 5K, 10K, 1 mile Fun Run, and Sleep-In-And-Still-Get-A-Shirt options are available! Register at: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/27092
This week use the discount code MARCH to get $5 off your entry.
All levels of sponsorship and participation will directly effect the continued fight for freedom and equality for all Oklahomans and are greatly appreciated.
THIS IS HOW WE WIN!
Equity Run Director
Board Member, Freedom Oklahoma