Amazing Day 5K Run-Walk Support Petition
PLEASE WHEN YOU SIGN THE PETITION INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND YOUR ADDRESS IN THE COMMENT SECTION. IF YOU WISH TO LEAVE A NOTE PLEASE DO SO IN THE BLOG SECTION. THANKS SEAN'S DAD BOB
The Sean Vernon Feliciano Amazing Day Foundation, Inc., a 501(C)3 is seeking the support from residents as well as businesses in the City of Downey. This petition will be presented to Downey City Council to demonstrate your support for a 5K Run/Walk fund raiser to be held on September 11, 2010 at 7:30 AM along Woodruff Avenue. The following is a little about how and why the foundation was founded.
The Sean Vernon Amazing Day Foundation was created after Sean Vernon Feliciano, a 20-year-old lifelong Downey resident took his life in Santa Barbara where he had been a student since graduating from Downey High.
After his death his family and friends formed the Amazing Day Foundation to create awareness about suicide since it is the number-two killer of college students. The Amazing Day Foundation's goal is to raise funds through the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation that will be used to educate students, families, and college personnel about depression and the devastation of suicide. Sean's dad, Bob, has said over the past year, "if we can save another student and their family from living through such a devastating loss then my son did not die in vain."
The first major fundraiser for the Amazing Day Foundation is a 5K run/walk to be begin at Stonewood shopping center, it will exit onto Woodruff Avenue and proceed to East Middle School where participants will turn around and return to the starting line at Stonewood. The event s slated for September 11, 2010, which is the last day of the National Suicide Prevention Week. The event will begin at 7:30 AM and End no later than 8:30 AM. After the completion of the run, participants will meet at the Downey High football field for awards and other suicide prevention/awareness activities.
On Tuesday February 23, 2010, Bob and other members of the Amazing Day Foundation gave an emotional presentation to Downey City Council who ultimately voted 4 to 1 to postpone their decision until April 13, 2010 meeting (dissenting vote Councilman Roger Brossmer who said "he worried that granting the request would set a precedent").
The Foundation has elected to seek the support of Downey residents in the form of a petition to illustrate to the city council that our community supports this event. If you are a resident of Downey and are willing to support our plans, please indicate so by completing the petition.
NOTE: To add comments please use the Blog section of the petition only use the comment section for your Downey address.
My sincerest thanks, Bob Feliciano, father of Sean and president of the Amazing Day Foundation.