Rapper and Atlanta native #Jeezy will be running the AJC Peachtree Road Race for the first time on Wednesday.⠀
“Health is wealth,” Jeezy said in a news conference Tuesday. Jeezy and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms have a $1 million fundraising goal for youth and scholarships through their personal foundations. “Exercise is an essential and regular part of my routine,” said Mayor Bottoms. “I am excited to run the Peachtree this year with Jeezy in support of nonprofits that are committed to fostering healthy habits for our residents, and especially our children.”
In addition, Street Dreamz will be raising money for Kilometer Kids and the Mayor Youth Scholarship, according to his fundraising page.
According to a statement, the Mayor’s Youth scholarship program supports Atlanta youth to pursue post-secondary education at a college or university of their choice. Street Dreamz Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created to give assistance to underserved communities across the world.
But Jeezy doesn’t want to do it alone, he has called on the helping hands of his celeb friends #TI and #KevinHart. “We’re actually trying to raise a million dollars all the way around. So I’m reaching out to my celebrity friends. My not-so-celebrity friends and I need you guys to donate. This is a big deal. This is Atlanta, baby,” he said.