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World Partnership Walk witnesses record attendance

Posted on 28 May 2014 by admin

In 1985, a small team of women in Vancouver voluntarily started raising funds and walking to help end global poverty in their own small but meaningful way. They had come from Asia and Africa and wanted to give back to the communities they left behind. They persuaded 1,000 other walkers to join them in the fight against global poverty and raised $55,000 in donations. 30 years later, the Walk is held in various cities of Canada. In Toronto, it was held on May 25th in Toronto. The Convenor, Fiaz Basaria, reports that “We had a record attendance of over 10,000 walkers.” The funds raised through the TorontoWalk are over $1.7 million, and donations are still coming in. “We are confident of raising over $2 million in the coming weeks,” said Basaria. Last year, close to 40,000 Canadians in 10 cities across Canada participated in the Walk and helped raised more than $7 million. In the past 30 years, Canadians have raised more than $82 million to fight global poverty.

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