The Give Thanks run raised funds for the Kile's World Foundation.
It's been more than a year since Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, lost her 11-year-old son, Kile Glover, after a tragic boating accident in Atlanta's Lake Lanier, but Raymond is holding strong to the memory of her child with a race in his honor. The first Give Thanks 5K run/walk took place Saturday morning at Chastain Park in Atlanta to raise funds for the Kile's World Foundation, which offers art and music programs and camps for underprivileged youth.
"I know when I'll be running, I will be thinking of him," Raymond said of her son.
"I'm thinking about him every day, but he was my running buddy," she continued. "That's who I used to do my neighborhood jogs with all the time. He would be the only one who would be like, 'Let's go, mom.' He kept me going."
To learn more about the Kile's World Foundation and its mission, visit kilesworldfoundation.org.
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(Photo: Courtesy of Kile's World Foundation)