Promoting awareness of waste in our beach environment.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (September 24, 2018) – The DONNA Foundation announces Beaches Go Green as the Official Environmental Sponsor for its annual DONNA Marathon Weekend to be held in the heart of Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach Feb. 8-10, 2019. Runners and spectators participating in the 12th annual event will enjoy eco-friendly cartons of Just Water as well as event day recycling to promote awareness of waste in our beach environment.
Beaches Go Green aims to spread awareness and education of the dangers of plastic in our environment and build a community of support for those who offer solutions for reducing waste, recycling, and protecting our oceans and environment.
“We love our beach destination and are committed to establishing practices to support an ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility,” said Amanda Napolitano, Executive Director of The DONNA Foundation. “Our partnership with Beaches Go Green is a first step toward greening DONNA!”
“Beaches Go Green is thrilled to support the health of women and the health of our beaches at the same time!” said Co-Founder Anne Marie Moquin. “It’s an honor to partner with The DONNA Foundation and help make it “green” for their 12th annual event! We are looking forward to bringing environmental education and awareness to our area through strong community-building events like the DONNA Marathon and more.”
DONNA Marathon Weekend is the signature event for The DONNA Foundation, providing financial assistance to families facing breast cancer, and breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic. Registration for DONNA Marathon Weekend events is open. For more information or to register, visit www.breastcancermarathon.com.
About The DONNA Foundation
The DONNA Foundation, a private non-profit organization in Northeast Florida, provides financial assistance and support nationwide to those living with breast cancer and funds groundbreaking research to finish the disease once and for all. The organization participates in a variety of community outreach initiatives, educational programs and fundraising events yearly to support its mission, including hosting the only national marathon to finish breast cancer. Held annually on the second weekend of February, DONNA Marathon Weekend attracts runners and supporters from all 50 states and internationally. To date, the foundation has served more than 11,000 families in need and dispersed more than $5 million to fuel programs that move families from a place of fear to a place of love. For more information, visit www.TheDONNAFoundation.org.
About Beaches Go Green
Beaches Go Green provides awareness & education around single-use plastic pollution, “Recycling Right”, and creating less waste overall. We aim to simplify complex environmental issues so that everyone can make sense of them and make changes in their own lives for the better of the planet. We have big plans for community education events, beach cleanups, public & commercial recycling programs, and eventually residential & commercial composting. Beaches Go Green understands that to make a difference, we ALL need to change our habits. We believe that awareness & education will encourage our community to reflect on their own behaviors and make small changes. Small changes can add up to BIG things. BE THE CHANGE.