City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and rap superstar/entrepreneur Jeezy recently joined hands to run the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4.
Their effort was geared towards raising money to support three nonprofit organizations that share the common goal of promoting healthy lifestyles and empowering children to make smar t choices: the Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids, Jeezy’s Street Dreamz Foundation, and the Mayor’s Youth Scholarship Program.
“Exercise is an essential and regular part of my routine,” says frequent runner and first-time Peachtree Road Race participant, Bottoms. “I was excited to run the Peachtree this year with Jeezy in support of nonprofits that are committed to fostering healthy habits for our residents, and especially our children.”
For a full month prior to the race, Jeezy underwent intensive training and maintained a strict diet, all of which he shared with his socialmedia followers under the campaign banner #JeezyRunsPeachtree. He also encouraged those followers, along with his vast network of celebrity friends, to show their support by making a minimum donation of $10 to his Street Dreamz Foundation. The total raised was presented to all three charities following his and Bottoms’ completion of the race.