(Landover Hills, MD) – The Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI) will hold its fourth annual ‘Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K walk/run on Saturday, June 4 at the National Harbor in Ft. Washington, Maryland.
The 5K run/walk is being held to bring awareness to the hundreds of thousands of persons of color who are missing – across the nation and to EMPOWER our communities to take action to help find them or to provide much needed closure/answers for families.
“The number of missing African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans is astronomical,” said BAMFI Founders Natalie Wilson and Derrica Wilson. “We are holding this inspiring, family-friendly 5K to bring more attention to the countless number of missing children, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, friends-who might otherwise be overlooked.”
Persons of color represent close to 40 percent of all those missing in the United States. As a result of BAMFI’s efforts, 180 people have been located since its inception in 2008.
Lending support to the event are FOX5DC Morning News Anchor Allison Seymour, News Anchor Maureen Umeh and News Coordinator Micheline Bowman.
The event is a fundraiser and all monies raised will support families of the missing- financially, with flyer distribution, victim recovery, and burial service assistance.
About Black and Missing Foundation Inc.:
Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI) is established as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, by a veteran law enforcement official and public relations specialist, whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends; and to provide educational training on personal safety. BAMFI offers a free clearinghouse, which highlights profiles and information on missing persons of color, nationally. Profiles of missing individuals, throughout the nation, as well as news, information, and tips, can be found at BAMFI’s Web site: www.bamfi.org, IG: @blackandmissingfdn, Twitter: @BAM_FI or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bamfiorg.
Photo credit: Black and Missing Foundation