Taking steps toward awareness

First Posted: 2:17 pm - June 18th, 2015 Updated: 2:17 pm - June 18th, 2015.

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Tomorrows Not Promised held its fifth annual Faith Walk for Awareness and Festival in Ridgeway.

Kelsey Haire and Kayla Smith hold a banner saying “Walk in Faith, Not Fear.”

RIDGEWAY — For the fifth consecutive year, Tomorrows Not Promised, which seeks to raise HIV awareness, held a faith walk in Ridgeway to raise awareness as well as the step count on participants’ pedometers.

“We do this every year at the same time,” said Nakisha Adams, founder of Tomorrows Not Promised.

Adams explained the purpose of the Faith Walk is to raise awareness for a variety of health risks.

“Basically, what we are is an HIV awareness organization, but people walking are wearing different colors for different causes,” Adams said.

This year, the Faith Walk’s theme was Walk in Faith Not Fear.

Adams said as the annual faith walk continues, it is growing in popularity. This year’s event featured dozens of walkers and several vehicles.

“It isn’t where we want it to be, but it’s getting better,” Adams said.

After the Faith Walk, there was a festival at C&B Bar and Grill.

“This year we have 12 vendors and 14 sponsors,” Adams said.

Adams said she was thankful for the support her organization received.

“We’d like to give a special thanks to Brian Boulware for letting us use his place,” Adams said.

Adams also thanked the Carolina Crown Holderz, a local car club.

“They’re going to head and end the walk,” Adams said.

Adams said anyone interested in contacting her to support Tomorrows Not Promised could contact her through the group’s Facebook page, by email at adamsnakisha@yahoo.com, or by phone at 803-463-2903.

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