Run For It, Not From It.Compassion Prison Project (CPP) is very pleased to announce our Inaugural Run Across America for Trauma Awareness (#RAAFTA) fundraising event in partnership with Be The Good. The objective is to run a cumulative 3,000 miles. Only by joining together can we reach our goal. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome to run, walk, stroll or roll in the great outdoors to support this much needed cause. CPP’s mission is to transform our nation’s prisons, currently places of repetitive traumatization and isolation, into centers for healing and education. Our focus is on Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) awareness, with the intention of bringing trauma-responsive training to all prisons.
Do I really have to run across America?
Check out the cool shirt!Our awesome designer, Morgan Emmess, has created yet another great logo, and you can sport it around town on your event shirt if you elect to add one to your registration. Once you get your shirt, snap some photos of yourself running, walking, rolling, or strolling on social media using the hashtag #RAAFTA.
JuneteenthJune 19th , or Juneteenth as it is known to many, is a day of celebration marking the end of African American slavery in the U.S. CPP recognizes this day as a historic moment in our country’s history when so many people finally began the process of healing from this generational trauma.
Together, We Can Reach Our GoalThe Run Across America for Trauma Awareness is an opportunity to move and enjoy nature while at the same time fundraise for a worthwhile cause. Our goal is to raise $25,000 in support of our mission of providing our incarcerated brothers and sisters with the educational and remedial tools they need to help shift the paradigm and heal from childhood and generational trauma.
Anywhere you want it to be! Throughout the week of Saturday, June 19 to Sunday, June 27, 2021, you can run, walk, or wheelchair as many times as you’d like for as many miles as you’d like. Using the the free ItsYourRace app*, your miles will automatically be recorded and added into our cumulative event miles. You can do your runs anywhere you’d like.
*If you are unable to use the ItsYourRace app for mileage tracking, you have the ability to enter your mileage manually (on the honor system).