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Atlanta Dream Mile’s 21st anniversary was a stupendous success with 3,500 participants

November 2019
Atlanta Dream Mile’s 21st anniversary was a stupendous success with 3,500 participants

 

(Left) Dream Mile festivities included face painting and arm painting for the young ones.

 

The 21st Paramount Software Solutions Dream Mile (DM) was held on September 22, 2019 at The Collection of Forsyth, Cumming, GA. The event was organized by Vibha, the well-known nonprofit and volunteer organization that aims to bring together people who desire to positively impact the lives of underprivileged children. This year, as before, the DM drew an impressive number of registrations and was an outstanding success as a fundraiser.

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             Through the arch … (Photo: ByteGraph)

… the runners come. (Photo: ByteGraph)

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3,500 walk/run participants—an increase from last year’s 3,000—participated in 1k and 5k walks, 5k and 10k runs. This year saw the addition of a half marathon as well.

The tremendous efforts of Vibha’s core volunteer group paid off, with ~$255,000 raised through fundraising and sponsorship activities. Cumulatively from the above-stated efforts, DM 2019 generated ~$330,000 in revenue, beating the previous record of $300,000.

 

 

 

 

 

DM 2019’s lead volunteer Shiva Nimmagadda remarked that his motivation to join Vibha “was my background of hailing from a small village, where I have seen children missing school because their family could not afford” the cost of education.

The lead volunteers acknowledge the untiring efforts of 400+ volunteers, including 200 youth volunteers, in making DM 2019 a huge success.

All these efforts were rewarded at the annual awards distribution. Rajesh Vuchatu was awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award for his outstanding leadership of the Cricket fundraising event in 2019, and ‘Special Recognition Awards’ were given to Punam Singh and Ramesh Movva for stepping up to need of the hour at various Vibha meetings and events.

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Young or old can enjoy the walk, run, and festivities. (Photo: ByteGraph)


 

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