Covering The GW Bridge Purple for a Mother - Final Mile of 921 Mile Friend Walk

11/10/13 Mile 920. Let's make this bridge beautiful with purple ribbon. Giving Tyler Clementi's mother the feeling of love while she crosses the bridge.
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*** UPDATE**** 

Sunday November 10th we will complete the final mile of our 921 mile journey from Chicago to NYC by crossing GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE.

We are so thankful to be joined by Jane & James Clementi as we celebrate Friendship.

All are welcome to cross the bridge with us!

We need lots and lots of Ribbon!!!  

We want to make this so special for Jane and Tyler's family. 

Our original plan was to hang ribbons at a park near the bridge. Now that Jane has decided to cross, well we want to ribbon the bridge. 

What it takes...  16,000 yards of Purple Ribbon!  The bridge is 4,757 feet long...

This is a lot of ribbon for us to purchase last minute. We need your support to make this happen. 

We have added a $5 ribbon donate. Please share

*** Also, Walk with us!  If you are in the NY/NJ area, please walk across the bridge with the Clementi's & Friend Movement. 

11/10/13 - Meet: Fort Lee Historic Park (NJ Side) - Meet at 10AM - Wear Purple - Crossing begins at Noon 

more info at www.friendmovement.com

STRETCH GOAL ADDITIONAL $5,000



921 Miles. 921 Lives. 921 Ribbons.

Friend Movement, in collaboration with The Tyler Clementi Foundation, GLSEN, and GLAAD have partnered to shift the conversation in our communities from anti-bullying to "pro-friendship". 

On October 5th, 2013 the co-founders of Friend Movement, Elliot London and Ronnie Kroell, will embark upon a 921 mile and 37 day journey across the country. Starting in Chicago and commencing in NYC with a candlelight vigil on November 10th, 2013. A journey to celebrate friendship that was inspired by and is dedicated to, Tyler Clementi.

For those of you who may not know, Tyler was a student of Rutgers University in New Jersey. Unfortunately, after experiencing a terrible cyber-bullying attack, he took his life (now, three years ago) by jumping from The George Washington Bridge. Instead of viewing this anniversary as a sad occasion, we want to celebrate his life and the lives of numerous others we have lost as a result of bullying.

It is important to FM and our partners to be on the ground, meeting with the community. We believe that the best way to reduce bullying and promote friendship is to share our stories, educate one another, and take fear out of the equation. This is no easy task, but we are confident that the first step must begin with AWARENESS. Things will get better, but only if we decide as a community to take the necessary ACTIONS that will lead to answers.

With your support, we will have the eyes and ears of the United States and the world for over a month. With that attention comes the opportunity, and the responsibility, to leverage the press and steer the conversation in the direction of discovering positive solutions. By contributing to this campaign, YOU are MAKING A DIFFERENCE! Together we will stand-up for those that are living in fear, feeling alone, and may simply need a friend.

What We Need & What You Get

Our goal is to reach $19,420 to help produce Friend Movement Walk, but to see a complete budget overview please see our photo gallery.

The funds raised will be used to cover the costs of insurance, travel, promotions, and the logistics of both a kick-off celebration in Chicago and a candlelight vigil in NYC. In addition, we will be making stops at schools and community centers along our route to speak about bullying and friendship. We plan to produce and publish a video online each day that will update you of our progress and help you to actively participate.

Any funds raised beyond our production budget (shown in gallery) will be allocated to The Tyler Clementi Foundation & Friend Movement to further their respective program development.

When you donate $20 to help bring Friend Movement Walk to life, you will receive:




- Friend Movement Watch "The Lizzie"
- Postage paid envelope with a Purple Ribbon enclosed.

We welcome you to dedicate your ribbon to a friend or family member and send it to us in NYC where we will *display everyone's ribbon for the candlelight vigil on November 10th, 2013.

In addition, we will keep you up to date on our whereabouts along the route with daily posts, videos, and photos! We want you to be with us every step of the way!! In fact, you can even join us in crossing The George Washington Bridge on November 10th. Specific time of crossing is TBA.

*Please note that we will need to receive your personalized ribbon on or before November 9th for it to be displayed.

The Impact

Your DEDICATION and DONATIONS to this campaign will make a huge impact on the lives of those that we will encounter along this journey and beyond. Not only will we be celebrating the memory of those that we have lost too soon, but we will be saving lives by sharing our stories. Education is key.

Bullying does not discriminate, it effects people of all shapes and sizes. Even those doing the bullying have their own baggage to carry and can benefit from a community that is willing to show them love and friendship. The opposite of bullying is friendship, therefore by promoting friendship we can defuse and prevent bullying. It begins with self-confidence and self-love. By being our own best friend we can then be a good friend to others around us.

This walk is meant to inspire, enlighten, and help build confidence in youth and adults alike. We all have something to gain by being a better friend to ourselves and to others around us.

Dedicate your ribbon today!!

Other Ways You Can Help

MEET OUR TEAM

James Clementi                     Ronnie Kroell                       Elliot London

             

Lizzie Velasquez                   Jason Petrella                       Pat O'Malley

         

Adrienne Wanyo                  Stephanie Zeh                  Leslie Martinelli

          


Eddie Lobo                                    Derek (Mascot)

        

ROUTE CITIES/TOWN  - CHICAGO

INDIANA - Gary     Hobart     Valparasio    Westville     La Porte    South Bend

Elkhart    La Grange   Angola   


OHIO -   Montpelier      Wauseon    Perrysburg     Toledo     Port Clinton    Sandusky

Huron  Vermilion   Lorain   Westlake   Cleveland    Solon   Warren   Youngstown


PENNSYLVANIA  -    New Castle     Beaver Falls    Aliquippa    Moon   Pittsburg

Greensburg     Blairsville   Ebensburg   Holidaysburg    Sate College   Lewistown

Loysville   Carlisle    Harrisburg    Elizabethtown    Lancaster      West Chester

Philadelphia    Levittown


NEW JERSEY -   Trenton     Princeton    Kendall Park    Edison    Woodsbridge 

New Brunswick   Union    Bellveille  Hackensack   Fort Lee


NEW YORK CITY



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  • $5USD
    Dedicate a Ribbon

    We will place a purple ribbon for you on George Washington Bridge November 10, 2013. Thanks for being a Friend! (amount over $1 is tax-deductible)

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  • $20USD
    Watch & Dedicate a Ribbon

    When you donate at this level you will receive a FM watch and a purple ribbon to dedicate and send to NYC. It will be displayed at the candlelight vigil on November 10th, 2013. *$15 dollars is not tax deductible *Please add $10 to your total for all International shipping orders at checkout. (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

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    One for YOU, one for a friend!

    When you donate at this level you will be sent two watches and purple ribbons. One for you and one for a friend. Dedicate your ribbons together and send them to NYC!! *$30 dollars is not tax deductible *Please add $10 to your total for all International shipping orders at checkout. (amount over $30 is tax-deductible)

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  • $75USD
    Friend Movement T-Shirt

    When you donate at this level you will receive a watch, a purple ribbon, and a Friend Movement T-Shirt. *$40 dollars is not tax deductible *Please add $10 to your total for all International shipping orders at checkout. (amount over $40 is tax-deductible)

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    Friend Hoodie

    Watch, Ribbon, and Purple FM Hoodie. (amount over $50 is tax-deductible)

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  • $100USD
    FM Sports Cap

    When you donate at this level you will receive a watch, a purple ribbon, and a Friend Movement sports cap! *$70 dollars is not tax deductible *Please add $10 to your total for all International shipping orders at checkout. (amount over $70 is tax-deductible)

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  • $500USD
    Thank You For Being A Friend

    When you donate at this level you will receive a watch, a purple ribbon, a Friend Movement T-Shirt and Sport Cap. *$100 dollars is not tax deductible (amount over $100 is tax deductible)

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    You've Got A Friend

    When you donate at this level you will receive a watch, a purple ribbon, and a personal phone call thank-you from Ronnie and Elliot. *$100 dollars is not tax deductible (amount over $100 is tax-deductible)

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    Lean on Me

    When you donate at this level you will receive a watch, a purple ribbon, and your name mentioned at our candle-light vigil in NYC on November 10th, 2013. *$100 dollars is not tax deductible (amount over $100 is tax-deductible)

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    Wind Beneath Our Wings

    When you donate at this level you will receive a watch, a purple ribbon, your name mentioned at our candle-light vigil in NYC on November 10th, 2013, and a personal shout out in one of our daily vlogs! *$100 dollars is not tax deductible (amount over $100 is tax-deductible)

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    I'll Stand By You

    When you donate at this level you will receive a watch, a purple ribbon, an opportunity to speak at our candle-light vigil in NYC on November 10th, 2013, a personal shout out in one of our daily vlogs, and dinner with Ronnie, Elliot, and James Clementi on November 11th, 2013. *$500 dollars is not tax deductible ** Friend Movement is not responsible for Travel / Accommodations / New York City. (amount over $500 is tax-deductible)

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