Liberty For Youth's Run for Youth Hamiton Launch
On Friday, October 7th Liberty For Youth staff, youth participants, family, friends, and sponsors stopped by our center at 1925 King St E, Hamilton, ON to bare a farewell and best wishes to Founder/Executive Director Frederick Dryden as he will be embarking on his 650km 3 week/21 day marathon this Friday,October 14th in Ottawa, ON.
Frederick along with youth participant Luis will be running 650km from Ottawa to Hamilton in 3 weeks. Which is equal to 21 marathons. Yes we all think they are a little crazy, but we know its for a great cause. Liberty For Youth is looking to raise $650,000 to create sustainability for our youth programming. Due to funding cuts Liberty for Youth had to turn away two male youth, who in turn were senselessly killed. So Frederick has decided to give his two legs for those youth, so nothing like what happened to them will ever happen again. Frederick is not an athlete at all. He likes to say this "I cant sing, and I cant write a book, so I'm sacrificing my legs."
We would like to wish Frederick and Luis good luck on their run and we can't wait to welcome you back on November 4th.