PLAINFIELD, NJ –– The Visions Community Development Corporation (VCDC) is seeking sponsors and vendors for its premier Black Men Rise A Run for All Lives 5K unity run/walk on Friday, November 25, 2016. The event will start at 8:00 AM and end at 12:00 PM at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

The idea was created by Reverend Paul Dean and a group of dedicated volunteers.  

“The idea was born out of necessity and disappointment,” said Pastor Dean. “The recent killing sprees against young black men have generated a lot of rage and divisiveness within our communities.”  

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“While our event is to raise awareness of this issue, the core objective is to unite all communities together to hopefully reach a solution to this dire crisis,” he added. We hope businesses from across the state join us to help promote this important cause.”

The Black Men Rise committee is looking for sponsors and vendors to come together as a community to strengthen all men, women and children. Businesses and non-profit organizations are invited to promote products that are suitable for the family-friendly event.

The fee for vendors is $100. For more information on vendor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cristina at 908-447-3964 or via email at

To register or purchase a sponsorship, please visit the EVENT PAGE.