I was born in Albany, Georgia and moved to the metro Atlanta area in 1985. I have two daughters, Arika and Genesis, and a plethora of friends and family who support my efforts to incorporate a little fitness into our weekly routines! I completed my first 5k in 2010 (for Lung Cancer) in honor of my late dad, Earnest "BoBo" Reeves. Since then, I have completed countless races, and I continue to enjoy the fellowship of friends/family while getting a little exercise in the process!
JuneTeenth Atlanta 5K was created to promote good health as well as to bring awareness to the importance of June 19, 1865. As we complete the race to commemorate the end of slavery in the US, let us remember to honor the achievements of African Americans and create change by passing Juneteenth facts along to others; each one, teach one. Lastly, take actionable steps that will help achieve the ultimate goal of true emancipation.