Feast on Equality 5K Presented by Humana
The 2nd annual Feast on Equality 5K presented by Humana will take place on October 10 at 9 a.m. at Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park. Registration for the event is $25 and is now open through October 3rd. Costumes are encouraged for this festive fall run and participants at all levels of experience are welcome. HumanaVitality® members are eligible for 250 Vitality Points™ and HumanaVitality® members age 17 or younger will be awarded 50 Vitality Points™.
All proceeds from the 5K will go directly to the Feast on Equality fund in order to provide ongoing support for LGBT students at the University of Louisville. Many LGBT students lose family and financial support when they come out of the closet and are at a greater risk of dropping out of school. The LGBT Center works to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community at the University of Louisville, one that welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions through support, educational resources and advocacy. The Center works in partnership with other diversity efforts on campus supporting the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs.
Feast on Equality was founded seven years ago when Tommy Arnold and the UofL LGBT Center recognized that there were a significant number of students who did not have a place to spend their Thanksgiving holiday. This led to the first Alternative Thanksgiving event at UofL, bringing students and community members together for a shared dinner in a safe and welcoming location. The dinner is now a ticketed event that has sold out for two years and raised over $140,000 in 2014 alone. This year’s Feast on Equality is set for November 20, 2015.