Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” TFMJF orchestrates a handful of monthly and annual events that galvanize civic engagement.
Fight 4 Fitness 5K Run/2K Walk, KIDS FUN RUN, and Community Day:
The inaugural Fight 4 Fitness 5K Run/2K Walk, KIDS FUN RUN (1/2 mile run for children ages 12 & under) and Community Day took place at Sunset Park in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 19, 2015.
The mission of this event is to form community alliances where awareness and empowerment serve as the nucleus for an improved quality of life. From children to adults, everyone was welcome to join the “fight” in reversing harmful health trends that are adversely affecting the quality of life of our community. Fight 4 Fitness is a movement toward good health through the celebration of life, and embracing the possibilities of change that can enhance one’s life and the lives of those around them. Interaction is the key to obtaining and/or maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Participating in the Fight 4 Fitness event is the catalyst needed to create a vigorous, happy, and healthy Las Vegas community. The unique experience invited all members of the community to run/walk independently or with friends, family, and coworkers.
Community Day, which immediately followed the run/walk offered an array of entertainment for all ages. There was music by Hot 97.5, DJ Jay Bling, and emcee Doug E. Fresh led Community Day. The event also featured special appearances by Lil Rome Diddy, Monster Kids, Celebrando and Innovation Dance Company. From bounces houses, face painting, balloon twisting, and Games 2 U, to amazing catered food from Soirėes and Stacks & Yolks, Fight 4 Fitness was a memorable event.
TFMJF is looking forward to hosting this exciting event for many years to come and we are convinced that Fight 4 Fitness is only the starting line for the community – the finish line will be a lifestyle that incorporates consistent exercise, healthy eating habits, raised awareness of your own health, and an innate desire to inspire others to join the “fight!”
Feed the Community:
This monthly initiative brings together Mayweather Promotions, The Money Team, and staff to work hand in hand with local food banks to assist in their efforts to combat food insecurity in Las Vegas.
- Nearly 250,000 people experience food insecurity in Clark County, and, of those, nearly 100,000 people experience very low food security.
- One in five Nevada children experience food insecurity, and the effects often cause lifelong complications.
- Despite the growing hunger problem within the senior population, many of the programs designed to serve seniors are underutilized with only 26% of food-insecure seniors receiving assistance.
*Source: Three Square Food Bank, 2013
Susan G. Komen Foundation:
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation takes immense pride in its support and alliance with the Nevada chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation (SGK). Having affected his family personally, Mayweather holds SGK in high regard and understands the importance of their selfless efforts to mitigate the pernicious effects of breast cancer.
TFMJF has designated $115,000 in total funds to the Susan G. Komen Nevada chapter since partnering with the foundation in 2008. Most recently, Mayweather announced a donation of $15,000 to SGK in order to purchase wigs for 46 breast cancer patients during the official press conference for “The Moment: Mayweather vs. Maidana” in May 2014. In addition, because monetary donations can only accomplish so much, Mayweather gifted 46 survivors and their guests a ticket to his May 3 match and invited them to enjoy an exclusive, celebrity-studded VIP pre-party before the highly anticipated mega-event. The Fight of the Century, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao also aided to the Susan G. Komen Foundation where 50% of the weigh-in proceeds were donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The deluge of thank you cards, phone calls, and emails we received after fight night confirms the experience was filled with special memories the survivor’s will cherish for the rest of their lives. It seemed to us that their smiles were a little bigger that night, their hearts a little lighter, and their enthusiasm for life much greater.
Staying Active in the Community:
At various times throughout the year, TFMJF staff conducts teambuilding activities that encompass venturing out into the greater Las Vegas area to support the organizations that continue to carry the torch of excellence in community outreach. The foundation is honored to support the following not-for-profit organizations in 2015:
- Three Square Food Bank
- Habitat for Humanity
- Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
- Ronald McDonald House