LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children of the Caribbean Foundation, Inc. ("COTC") is pleased to announce that Ziggy Marley's Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment (U.R.G.E.) is a sponsor of the 2nd Annual fundraising and awareness event "Every Child Matters 5K Run-Walk" to be held on June 16, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. at Loyola Marymount University Campus.
"We are pleased to have Ziggy and his organization as a sponsor for this event. U.R.G.E. and COTC have compatible goals as we are both raising funds to provide educational support, supplies and health services to children who reside in Caribbean. Ziggy, the son of the legendary artist, Bob Marley, has committed to giving back through U.R.G.E, which seeks to make enduring contributions to the lives of children in Jamaica, Africa, and throughout the world. Our goals are naturally aligned and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship," says Rosie Hodge-Adams, Executive Director of COTC.
"EVERY CHILD MATTERS 5K Run-Walk" is a USATF sanctioned event and will raise funds to support and nurture the lives of underprivileged youth in the Caribbean in the area of education (supplies and scholarships), health and development. All qualified registrants are eligible to win a Caribbean Cruise for two. Online registration and the official rules for the drawing are available at www.caribbeanchild.com and www.active.com/running/los-angeles-ca/every-child-matters-5k-run-walk-2012
About U.R.G.E Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment (U.R.G.E.) is a charitable organization founded by Ziggy Marley. U.R.G.E acts to support education, health and the environment, in efforts to improve the communities where children live and grow. U.R.G.E. provides assistance and resources that enable communities to develop and self-sustain and seeks to raise awareness on current events, social developments and political landscapes which affect children. www.ziggymarley.com
ABOUT Children of the Caribbean COTC is a registered non-profit organization. Although COTC's primary mandate is to provide assistance to youth in the Caribbean in the areas of education (supplies and scholarships), health and development, the foundation has realized that there is a great need in many other areas. Accordingly, since then the foundation decided to extend its reach and also provided food and support to homeless children in the Los Angeles area.