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Photos for the NewsTribune/Ali Braboy About 150 people walked, ran and got splashed in pastel colors during the Operation Prom-ise 5K Color Run Walk, a fundraiser for a documentary film about making responsible choices, such as not drinking and driving.
Operation Prom-ise held its second color run to raise money for the creation of a movie — to be presented in 2016 — to raise awareness about the dangers of making the irresponsible choice of drinking and driving.
About 150 people came out to Baker’s Lake in Peru on Sunday to participate in a 5K color run/walk, which had five stations of volunteers splattering color on the participants as they made their way around the lake three times.
A main coordinator for the event, Rodney Perez, said although the nonprofit organization creates a movie centered around the dangers of making bad choices during prom, it’s about “overall not drinking and driving…about making responsible choices.”
Perez said the movie has a budget of $20,000, and that the group in 2015 will hopefully be able to additionally start an anti-bullying campaign by creating a short film documentary that will get local junior high students involved.
Georgia Stohr, another coordinator of the non-profit organization, said members of Team Promise, a group of volunteers that helps with the fundraising for the movie, came up with the idea of the color run to get a big fundraiser going.
Katee Johnson and Yulissa Correa were two runners of the event.
When asked what motivated her to come, Johnson said Operation Prom-ise is “trying to make awareness for drinking and driving…and that in the end it’s not worth it to drink and drive.”
Correa mentioned that the experience “was nice to see everyone in white and full of color.”
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