Tameka Raymond wants to raise money for the Kile's World Foundation's art initiatives and upcoming camps by holding a Give Thanks 5K run/walk in Atlanta.
Tameka Raymond holds a charity run to honor her son Kile Glover who passed away more than a year ago. The event takes place on Saturday, November 30 at Chastain Park in Atlanta. Raymond wants to raise some money for the Kile's World Foundation's art initiatives and upcoming camps with the event.
"I know when I'll be running, I will be thinking of him," Raymond told Associated Press of her son who died aged 11 after being run over by a personal watercraft. Raymond added that the event, which will be attended by Lil Wayne's ex-wife Antonia "Toya" Carter and Cynthia Bailey from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta", would be fun.
"[It is] not super competitive. People will be running and walking, including myself. I'll be mixing the two. I'm sure some will be able to work off some of the calories from Thanksgiving," she explained jokingly.
Raymond added that her ex-husband Usher would not be able to participate because of his filming schedule. "It's safe to assume that he's supportive in my efforts. He loves Kile. I think he's supportive," she said. Usher is currently working on a movie called "Hands of Stone" alongside Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez.
Raymond, who has two children with the Grammy-winning singer, said of her late son, "I'm thinking about him every day, but he was my running buddy. 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."
I tell you im excited abt walking/running this food OFF! Tomorrow if the day to start BACK on my Mission Fine! LOL pic.twitter.com/q72KHYnMs8— tameka j raymond (@TamekaRaymond) November 29, 2013