June may mean prioritizing your most anticipated Pride celebrations. But this summer also marks the second anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.
On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen opened fire on the gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 and wounding many others in what became the largest mass shooting in modern American history.
This year, onePULSE Foundation is honoring their memory once again. They’re paying tribute to the 49 lives taken with a 4.9K virtual run. Runners from all over the world are invited to run from their own locations in the second CommUNITY Rainbow Run, showing solidarity and raising money for a good cause.
There are just 10 more days to take advantage of the $35 registration fee for the Second Annual CommUNITY Rainbow Run presented by Orlando Health! Click the link to register today! #WeWillNotLetHateWin https://t.co/SDyP8ysUzr pic.twitter.com/i1EIMJfRXf
— onePULSE Foundation (@onePULSEorg) April 20, 2018
The net proceeds of the run will benefit the onePULSE Foundation, a non-profitestablished by Pulse Nightclub owner, Barbara Poma, to encourage hope in the wake of the tragedy. The fund supports the construction and maintenance of a memorial, as well as community grants for the survivors and families of the victims, and an educational program and scholarship in the victims’ names. A museum of artifacts and stories from the shooting is also in the works.
This year’s CommUNITY Rainbow Run takes place June 9 at Wadeview Park in Orlando, as well as many other locations across the world. To register and find more info, visitCommUNITY Rainbow Run.