Run Motivation 101: Jeezy is running the AJC Peachtree Road Race for good cause

Rapper Jeezy is running the AJC Peachtree Road Race for good cause

ATLANTA — An Atlanta rap icon is stepping up to put on for his city, and challenging fellow celebrities to do the same this Fourth of July

Jeezy, 40, plans to run the AJC Peachtree Road Race for the first time Wednesday.

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“Health is wealth,” Jeezy said in a news conference Tuesday.

He said he has lost 60 pounds.

Jeezy, along with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, has a $1 million fundraising goal for youth and scholarships through their own foundations.

“We're actually trying to raise a million dollars all the way around. So I'm reaching out to my celebrity friends. My not-so-celebrity friends and I need you guys to donate. This is a big deal. This is Atlanta, baby,” he said.

Street Dreamz will be raising money to benefit Kilometer Kids and the Mayor Youth Scholarship Program, his fundraising page says.

Jeezy says he is challenging friends T.I. and Kevin Hart to match their fundraising efforts.

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