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Walking 921 Miles and Placing 921 Ribbons to Stop Bullying and Celebrate a Life

November 24, 2013
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Walking 921 Miles and Placing 921 Ribbons to Stop Bullying and Celebrate a Life
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From Chicago to New York City

Ronnie Kroell and Elliot Dal Pra London don’t just take a stand against bullying, they take a walk—a 921-mile walk from Chicago to New York City. They’ve brought the purple anti-bullying ribbon through Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and other cities on their way to the George Washington Bridge, where Tyler Clementi committed suicide in 2010. Clementi’s death inspired the Friend Movement, which has worked to use art and media to stop bullying. This particular effort has drawn funds for their cause and certainly grabbed attention as they placed 921 ribbons along the path, one at each mile. The emotional side really emerged with Clementi’s mother Jane and brother James joining the walk for its final mile over the bridge; they were met by dozens of supporters with purple ribbons and flowers.

 

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