Syna's Walk 2012

Dear Friends and Family,

My name is Syna Sturdivant.  On September 1, 2012, I will join hundreds of others in the Disneyland Family Fun Run in Anaheim, California.  I will walk the distance of 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles.  This will be my second time I am participating in such an event.  I will be spending the next couple of months training for the event.

I am personally dedicating my walk to benefit the "Family for the Advancement of Matriculation In Learning Youth Foundation" or F.A.M.I.L.Y., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization whose purpose is to provide educational and financial support to families in need in the form of scholarships and grants.  The foundation was established in May 2007 by members of the Bidgood – Dargan – Sturdivant – Nance – McClain family (BDSNM) to bring family together to support a common cause.  Since the Foundation was established, we have helped eight top level senior graduates from poor households or single-parent families achieve their dream of attending college. 

So for the next couple of months while training for the event in Anaheim, I will be raising funds to benefit this purposeful organization.  For me, it will require a determination to train by committing to walk 10,000 steps a day gradually increasing my pace so that I can keep up with other walkers and complete the 3.1 mile walk within 45 minutes or less.  I have committed to dedicate myself physically and monetarily to the foundation.  I need you to help me achieve my goal.

Please join our team to raise at least $2,000 for the foundation.  Whether you donate $1 or $1,000, your donation will go 100% to help our youth achieve their educational goals or families of single heads-of-households to recover from difficult times.

You can make a tax-deductible donation to my fundraising campaign on the BDSNM Family Foundation website, and click on “Contributions”.  I will also place the names of all my support team on the t-shirt that I will wear during the walk.  If you write a check, please send it payable to:

BDSNM Family Foundation
Syna’s Walk
6944 Pecan Avenue
Moorpark, California 93021

While on the website, please spend a few minutes to read about our recent graduates, about the foundation and how it helps people with the money that it raises.

Thank you for the difference that you will make in people’s lives through your support of my efforts.


Syna Sturdivant