The Marietta G. Avery Walk for Self Sufficiency

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  Sep 22 2018 . Genesee Valley Park, 1000 E River Rd, Rochester, NY 14623, USA

Help raise funds to support the life changing programs and services of ABC. 

On September 22nd, Action for a Better Community will hold its annual Marietta G. Avery Walk for Self-Sufficiency. The 5K / 3 mile event takes place at Genesee valley Park Dogwood Shelter and is free for children under 10. 

Marietta Avery was a longtime advocate for women’s empowerment and self esteem in the Rochester community, and demonstrated extraordinary commitment to improving the lives of women and their children. Ms. Avery was a frequent workshop leader on teen empowerment, self-esteem, and women’s leadership programs. She was the 2014 recipient of the YMCA’s “Empowering Women” Award and the 2013 recipient of the Rochester Women’s Network “W” Award. 

Joining WDKX in 1974 she became general manager in 2010 overseeing all aspects of the organization, including sales, marketing, human resources, administration and engineering. 

Her past board memberships and affiliations include the Action for A Better Community Foundation Board, Hendricks Project Board and Safe Child Foundation, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Board of Trustees, and the Rochester Black Business Association (Rochester Business Alliance).  

Avery lived in Rochester and was the proud mother of two grown daughters and four grandchildren. When not working, she enjoyed gardening, yoga and meditation. 

In the spirit of ABC’s focus on community-building and teamwork, we’re asking everyone to participate in one of three ways: 

• Create a team of actual and/or virtual walkers to raise a minimum of $1,000.

• Join an existing team 

• Become an individual walker 

Create a Team 

Create a team by clicking the Join Campaign button and selecting Create Your Own Team to set a goal and make your team page (Place your team name in the Fundraiser Title box) . Once you’ve created your team page, ask your family and friends to be part of your team by selecting the Join Campaign button and selecting Join a Team. Then, locate the name of your team from the dropdown menu, choose a contribution level, and add their name to your roster. 

Join an Existing Team 

Join an existing team by clicking the Join Campaign button and selecting Join a Team. Then, locate the name of the team you wish to join from the dropdown menu, choose a contribution level, and add your name to the roster.   

Become an Individual Walker 

To participate as an individual walker in this great event click the Donate button, select General Donations from the dropdown menu, and contribute a minimum of $25 to help us reach our fundraising goal. 

Includes commemorative adult t-shirt, children activites, and warm-up.  

Schedule of Events: 

9:00 am - Check In 

9:40 am - Opening Ceremony 

9:45 am - Warm-up 

10:00 am - Start of Walk 

For more information or help with registering contact Sonjia Edwards-Miller at 585.325.5116, ext. 4110 or sedwards@abcinfo.org. 

Action for a Better Community, Inc. / 550 E. Main St. / Rochester NY / 585.325.5116 / www.abcinfo.org 

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