Dr. Tommie Smith will serve as the honorary chair and guest speaker as The 100 Black Men of Madison host the inaugural Virtual Walk/Run in support of Project 3000 that will start on Saturday, Sept. 26 and run until Sunday, Oct. 11.

The 100 Black Men of Madison are inviting community members to stay active and motivated in their health journey with its inaugural walk/run fundraiser. Proceeds raised from this on-going virtual event will go towards Project 3000, an initiative created to help 3,000 low-income families impacted by COVID-19.

The co-originator of the Human Rights salute, Dr. Smith has trailblazed on and off the track. On the podium with John Carlos and Peter Norman, his Silent Gesture has shaped the foundation for many of the athletic protests we witness today.

Dr. Smith will speak and participate in a question-and-answer activity with area youth during the online kick-off event on September 26.

Participants are invited to run or walk, individually or as a virtual group, to raise funds and awareness of Project 3,000. For more information, click here.