LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated runner and philanthropist Jonathon Prince announced today his plans to make history by becoming the athlete to run the first mile on the Moon.
With the aid of key industry partners and his global community of supporters, Prince plans to rebuild the excitement and optimism that defined the first forays into space nearly 50 years ago. Prince's "Mile On the Moon" project will unfold over several years of intensive training, strategic partnerships and global outreach, with the goal of completing the first mile on the moon in 2016.
Prince's "Mile On the Moon" project unfolds at the dawn of a new era in the space industry, now driven by visionaries in the private sector. He elaborates, "'Mile On the Moon' is dedicated to all mankind as an inspiration to dream Big Dreams and realize that the sky is no longer the limit to human potential."
Since 2005, Jonathon Prince has run over 10,000 miles in support of a cause or ideal, beginning with his "Run 4 Relief" project in which he ran from Los Angeles to New Orleans and then on to Atlanta to raise money for Habitat for Humanity post-Hurricane Katrina. He later ran from Los Angeles to Washington, DC and from Atlanta to New York to deliver hope to Americans struggling during the recession, and this summer completed a 60-day, 795-mile run down the Pacific Coast.
Motivated by a fervent desire to ignite the imaginations of a new generation, Prince plans to harness the boundless possibility of Space to achieve his goal of becoming the pioneer 'space athlete." He explains, "It's imperative to keep dreams alive because that is how we evolve. I believe this world will be a better place when more people start dreaming again and - more importantly - put action behind their dreams."
About Jonathon Prince: International Runner, Artist, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist, Jonathon Prince has pioneered the concept of "Social Athli-vist," using his feats of endurance to promote positive change. He has earned widespread praise for his innovative approach to cause marketing and has been hailed by Ebony magazine as the "Future of Philanthropy." He is proud to appear in the Fall 2011 campaign for EDUN, the socially conscious fashion brand created by Bono and his wife Ali Hewson. To learn more about Jonathon's philosophy and his vision for completing the first-ever "Mile On the Moon," follow him at www.facebook.com/PrinceofStrides.
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