Asking why

New event for New Hope is designed to raise awareness

In its inaugural event, the “Ask me why I’m...” day took on many forms with one overall goal in mind: To raise awareness of the work of New Hope Children’s Advocacy while raising funds to support that work.

Tim Kumes came up with the idea and dreamed big initially -- wanting a walk/run/bike ride from Blount County to Nashville. While he may work on that idea for next year, the committee convinced him to keep it to a smaller scale this year. Tim settled for a two-day event that included a bike ride in Townsend and a grand finale walk in Blount County, while participants also racked up their own “miles” leading up the to finale by walking, riding, rowing, reading and a variety of other activities. Participants collected pledges based on what they were doing and wore their T-shirts to generate interest and questions about child abuse.

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