Virgin Islands Walk/Run Against Gun Violence


The purpose of the walk run is to prevent gun violence by continuing to reach out to our young people in the Virgin Islands, and to raise the consciousness of the community about the dangers of gun violence and its consequences. Both Jason Carroll Memorial Fund and Mothers Against Guns are organizations that are committed to reducing crime by reducing gun violence.

Celia Carroll, the President of both organizations, became involved with the war against gun violence when her son, Jason, was shot and killed on Main Street on May 23, 2000 by an individual who carried a concealed handgun. Jason, who was 18 years old at the time of his death, had just finished his Freshman year at the University of the Virgin Islands, and had written essays against gun violence.

Mothers Against Guns and Jason Carroll Memorial Fund have sponsored the annual walk run against gun violence, have given a scholarship to a deserving student who demonstrates that he or she is against gun violence, and have also sponsored an annual Virgin Islands Fathers March and Back to School Day of Prayer, encouraging parents to be involved with their children. The organizations remain dedicated to solutions to reducing crime and violence in the Virgin Islands.

Gun violence has escalated to an epidemic. It has become the leading cause of death among young black males. During the past few years, many lives have been touched by the devastating acts of gun violence. Directly, or indirectly, we all share the pain of the families and friends whose loved ones are killed.

We need members of the community to join these organizations to stop this war against violence in the Virgin Islands. Families should not bury their loved ones because of violence.





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Pregister at Caribbean Surf Co in Havensight and Celia's Boutique in Red Hook next to the Ferry Terminal in the same building as Fishtails.

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Contact Info :

Celia Carroll
Executive Director
PO Box 9811
St.Thomas, VI 00801