Podcast: Tonda Thompson

Podcast: Tonda Thompson

August 2, 2016

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This week on Living Local, we talk with Renaissance woman Tonda Thompson, who discusses how ensuring a community full of safe babies came to her in a dream. We also discuss her road to recovery from a personal experience with infant mortality, the first annual HaRUNbee 5k walk/run that she organized in her own neighborhood, her upcoming documentary project, and her background as a professional model and mentor to young girls. 

For the past 2 years, Tonda Thompson has worked at United Way as a Community Health Ambassador through the Public Allies program. During this time, Tonda built relationships with many community organizations, shared her personal story with the community, created nearly 10 short films on topics ranging from sexual assault to healthy babies, and organized the first annual HaRUNbee 5k Walk/Run to prevent infant mortality.

Register for the HaRUNbee 5k Walk/Run.

Check out some of Tonda’s Documentary and video work on YouTube.

Follow Tonda on Twitter and Instagram.

Find Tonda on Facebook.


subrena lee
August 03 2016 at  3:48:41 PM

I am trulY proud of my cousin Tonda, I too lost my baby after being born back in 1985.

Thank you cousin for all your doing. Much love for you.

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