I have been in Kansas City more than 45 years, and over that time, I have seen violent crime and homicides increase almost yearly. We must join together as a city, north and south, to take a united stand against this violence. Here is your chance to join us at the Give 7 Days walk!
On Monday evening, April 13, we will have a chance to march with people from all over the metro to show our support for victims of violence and promote kindness.
The march marks the one-year anniversary of the shootings at the Jewish Community Center that took the lives of 14-year-old Reat Underwood, his grandfather, William Corporon, and the life of Terri LaManno. Here are the details:
The free walk will begin at the Jewish Community Campus (5801 W. 115th St., O.P., KS) and end with a Celebration at the Church of Resurrection (13720 Roe, Leawood).
* April 13, 2015 - park at Church of the Resurrection at 4:30, complimentary buses will take you to the Jewish Community Center.
* Pre-Walk Event at 5:45 with the walk beginning at 6:00 pm. You will be walking from the Jewish Community Center to Church of the Resurrection (3.4 miles)
* At the Church there will be a celebration from 8:00 - 8:45 pm with light snacks and beverages.
* Pre-registration is required at http://givesevendays.org/walk The first 1,000 registered participants are guaranteed a free t-shirt.
* All ages are welcome. This is a family event and strollers welcome.
* Only service dogs will be allowed to participate.
* Complementary buses taking participants to/from parking will be on a continuous loop from COR – JCC – COR beginning at 4:30 pm with the last run expected to conclude at 9:30 pm.
Those who live in mid-town are welcome to ride along with staff and families from Operation Breakthrough! - Two city buses will pick us up at Operation Breakthrough at 4:30 p.m. The buses will return us to Operation Breakthrough at about 9:30
And invite your friends and neighbors too. This is the first time I can recall that the entire metro area is uniting to stand up against violence. It is important to have a strong showing from this part of the city.