Benefiting Goodwill Homes Community Services, Inc. Featuring Stan Bell, April Thompson, Todd Day, Dr. Beverly Taylor and The Westwood High School Marching Band
Goodwill Homes Community Services, Inc. has announced that Stan Bell, April Thompson and Dr. Beverly Taylor, will participate in the “The Barbara J. Motley Family Fund 5K Run”, Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at Overton Park, East Parkway Pavilion. April Thompson will host the event along with former NBA standout, Todd Day. Stan Bell will provide music as the celebrity DJ. Dr. Beverley Taylor, owner of BodyWorks Fitness and author, as well as the award winning Westwood High School Marching Band will also participate in this year’s event.
The event registration/check-in will begin at 8:00am and the run will begin at 9:00am. The community is encouraged to participate by being a registered walker, a donor or a sponsor of the event. Pre-registration will take place from now until Friday, October 12th at Goodwill Homes Community Services located at 4590 Goodwill Road, Memphis, TN 38109 or you can register online at racesonline.org. Each registered walker will receive a gift bag and a commemorative t-shirt.
This event is a fundraiser for the non-profit organization.
In 1957, Goodwill Homes was founded as the first residential facility for abused and neglected African American children in the State of Tennessee. Since its inception, this agency has provided a wide array of social services to those in need. Today, Goodwill Homes serves more than 10,000 people annually with a comprehensive social services approach. Services include foster care and independent living for at-risk youth, day care for frail elderly and mentally challenged adults, meals and recreation for seniors, subsidized housing for seniors, Head Start for pre-schoolers, and support services for families and caregivers. Goodwill Homes’ mission is “Creating Opportunities for Family Self-Sufficiency”.
Barbara J. Motley served as the CEO of Goodwill Homes for twenty years. Under her leadership the agency flourished and continued to expand its programs to meet the community’s needs. She adhered to the agency’s philosophy, “Awareness of needs and answering them is the philosophy of program development at Goodwill Homes; helping families move towards self-sufficiency with dignity and pride”. Ms. Motley perished in a tragic fire in March 2008. The Memorial Walk-a-Thon has been planned in an effort to raise funds to benefit Goodwill Homes and to honor Ms. Motley’s contributions to the agency.
For additional information, contact: Barica Horner at (901) 785-6790 extension 18.