13News Now – WVEC TV
Posted on August 25, 2014
VIRGINIA BEACH — Thousands of runners and walkers enjoy the race and after party of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon. The August 30-31 event is more than just a race — many teams sign up to run for their favorite charities. One of those charities is Climb for Conservation, founded by Ginna Kelly, J.D., a Virginia Beach native. It’s a non-profit business that inspires people to climb mountains around the world to raise awareness about the rotection of land, water, and wildlife and to donate funds for various conservation projects.
Other charities are Wounded Warriors, St. Judes, Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists, American Association for Cancer Research Foundation, American Diabetes Association, and Team USO.
Celebrating its 14th year, the Rock ‘n’ Roll attracts more than 15,000 participants to Virginia Beach on Labor Day Weekend. Open to runners and walkers from novice to professional, more than 20 live bands and hundreds of local high school cheerleaders entertain and cheer on participants along the scenic course. The event concludes with a finish line beach party and Sunday night concert headlined by Train.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif., July 6, 2012 — The landscapes and environment that make up the mountain regions many of us climb, hike, and ski are often some of the most important reasons we’re drawn to them. When they’re in danger, how many of us think about giving back? Started in 2010 by attorney and TV host Ginna Kelly, Climb for Conservation is a non-profit organization focused on climbing mountains around the world to raise awareness and funds for land, water, and wildlife conservation. A group of eco-conscious women will join Climb for Conservation’s first project climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in November 2012 (read more here…)
Outside TV intends to air several segments of our climb, both on an episode of their 7pm series, The Buzz, and on an episode of their morning series, Outside Today… so stay tuned!…