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Parish Smith of EPMD Will Be Honored at 3rd Annual 8K Walk-A-Thon at Wantagh Park

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Brentwood, Long Island native and co-Founder of the legendary rap group, EPMD, will be honored at the 3rd Annual "Walking Towards A Brighter Future" 8K Walk-A-Thon for his involvement in mentorship to middle school children ...

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The 3rd Annual "Walking Towards A Brighter Future" 8K Walk-A-Thon takes place on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Wantagh Park.

Wantagh, NY - May 23, 2016 - Long Island MC/Entrepreneur, Parish Smith, one-half of the legendary rap group, EPMD, hailing out of Brentwood, Long Island, will be honored at the 3rd Annual "Walking Towards A Brighter Future" 8K Walk-A-Thon.
 
Smith, better known to the rap world as  "PMD" or "Mic Doc" has achieved massive success in the music industry over the last 28 years. Aside from making music and extensive touring, Smith is being recognized for his part in mentoring middle school children in the Suffolk County area. Smith stated, "I believes that kids can be anything they want to be, as  long as they maintain their  focus, exemplify God-given passion and staying true to themselves and committed to their dreams. "
 
The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc, through their youth initiative, The H.I.P. H.O.P. Movement Community Enrichment & Economic Development Program, will be hosting their 3rd Annual "Walking Towards A Brighter Future" 8K Walk-A-Thon at Wantagh Park on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The walk will start promptly at 9:30AM. 
 
This years recipients of the 2016 H.I.P. H.O.P. Movement Gold Merit Award for Community Service will be graduates, Gregory Allen II and Byron Rudolph. Both are scheduled to graduate in June. Allen, a Senior  from Holy Trinity Diocesan High School of Hicksville, will be attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice this fall and Rudolph, a Senior from Paul D. Schreiber High School of Port Washington, will be attending Buffalo State University. 
 
The award was created to allow the students community, along with various corporate sponsors to engage and become stakeholders in the educational future of these college bound High School seniors, with assisting them to raise an unlimited amount of funds to offset college expense and to recognize them for their commitment to education and community service.
 
The award will also allow each recipient the opportunity of coming back to their alma maters and enable, equip, encourage and empower students to take part in their educational future and their commitment to their communities. One of the goals of the Hip Hop Movement is to keep education at the forefront of all they do and  to teach kids to become financial fit, economically empowered, as well as  mission minded and motivated.
 
The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc. are pleased to recognize the great work of other community leaders along with a pioneer of the Hip Hop Community. Along with Mr. Smith, the recipients of the 2016 Hip Hop Movement Community Service Award and Certificates of Recognition for their contribution to education, economic empowerment and youth mentoring are Mrs. La'Shawn Allen-Muhammad, Brooklyn Director, The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Steve Muir, Co-Founder/President of Heeling Soles and Mr. Wayne Devonish, President/Founder, 500 Men Making A Difference. 
 
To register for the "Walking Towards A Brighter Future" 8K Walk-A-Thon, you can visit here  or here.  Corporate Sponsorships, Vendors and Volunteer opportunities are available.
 
The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc, is a IRS certified 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Educational Organization. The mission of the Foundation is to be committed to serving men, women and  children by bringing awareness to the community and providing informational, educational and financial resources to survivors of Domestic Violence, hearing impaired adults and the youth oto empower, encourage and equip so they may overcome and obtain a better quality of life.
 
The mission of the H.I.P. H.O.P. Movement Community Enrichment and Economic Development Program is giving  assistance to distinguishing  our youth from other groups; to contribute assistance towards their promotion in the community;to help them flourish physically and to grow strong financially. "The H.I.P. H.O.P. Movement" will also pay public respect to individuals already implied, who have the capacity to develop something useful, leading towards their future success."

For further informaion about the 8K Walk-A-Thon, please send an email here