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Desiree Riley is a community activist, professional networker, and philanthropist from the City of Brotherly Love. She has founded a number of organizations including The Mastermind Cooperative, Kwēn: League of Extraordinary Women, the International Society of Black Professionals, and YBHonline.com. These organizations are designed to connect innovative & progressive artisans, merchants, professionals, and performing artists from marginalized groupings. In 2009, Desiree graduated with two Bachelor’s Degrees from The Ohio State University. While attending OSU, Desiree conducted research in Ghana, West Africa which she granted the opportunity to present at the Denman Research Forum as well as the Council for National Black Studies Conference in Atlanta, GA. Prior to her time at OSU, Desiree was a student scholar at Grambling State University in Louisiana; which she departed shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Desiree possesses a strong desire to uplift the community, a true thirst for knowledge, and a high level of integrity, which allows her to share experiences from the most genuine place possible. As the mother of an 8 year old son, Desiree understands that true service begins in the home. When she’s not out trying to save the world, you can find her enjoying vegan cuisine and relaxing tunes with her closest loved ones!

The Color Run Night Launches In Philadelphia

newslider-the-color-run-happiest-5k-on-the-planetOn Saturday, October 18, 2014,  the very first The Color Run Night to take place in the United States is coming to Philadelphia.  Also known as “the Happiest 5k on the Planet,” The Color Run is staying up late to bring you the ultimate nighttime 5k experience.  At more than 1,000,000+ Color Runners strong, The Color Run is on almost every single continent in the world.  The Color Run Night is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in glowing colors at each kilometer.

http://thecolorrun.com/philadelphia/

http://thecolorrun.com/philadelphia/

The Color Run was founded in March of 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the Happiest 5k on the Planet.  They are the original paint race and have created a completely new genre of running events that continues to grow exponentially. Now the single largest event series in the United States, The Color Run has exploded since their debut event.  They have more than tripled their growth, hosting more than 170 events in 30+ countries in 2013.

This time they’re staying up late and bringing even more happiness and entertainment on course with glowing colors and fireworks explosions at the Finish Festival.  If you had fun running with them in the the sun, just wait until the stars come out, you will light up like never before.  Get ready for crazy bright colors, glow gear, and even a blasting festival with a fireworks show!

WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Campbell’s Field
401 N. Delaware Ave
Camden, N.J. 08102

TICKETS: $50 per individual runner. Please click here to register.

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