You've seen the T-shirts, it's got New York City talking. But what is GDLU exactly?STORY
The Guns Down, Life Up Challenge: Every year, thousands of young people in New York City have their lives threatened and futures stolen by gun violence.
• Gun violence is the leading cause of death for young men of color ages 15 to 25.
• Each year, while not in the direct line of fire, thousands of children and families are traumatized by gun violence in their communities.
• Young men and women who are hospitalized for gun violence and survive frequently return to the hospital’s emergency department with similar injuries, getting caught up in a violent cycle of retribution and retaliation.