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Jesse Fernandez

Community Leader Green Fondo 2022

“It was a pleasant surprise to be asked to consider applying for a┬áCommunity Leader Award. Nobody on our team of four had ever participated in an event like this. There are a lot of reasons why someone might decide against participating; doubts over physical ability, apprehensions about fundraising, vulnerability and anxiety about a group event.

While the removal of registration fees and fundraising requirements helps make the decision a little easier by removing those barriers, holding dedicated space for often marginalized communities to join and participate on their own terms is just as important.”

Jesse Fernandez