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Walkers efforts help 95 charities

A charity walk held last month raised around $30,000 for a total of 95 local charities.

The Argus Walks The Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy Charity 5K attracted more than a thousand registered participants on February 26.

Each participant chose a charity to benefit from their efforts.

A total of $28,736 was raised in this year’s event, with the Warwick Academy Foundation, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc Bermuda Alumnae Chapter, PALS and WindReach Bermuda receiving the most donations.

Pamela Barit Nolan, executive director of The Centre on Philanthropy said: “We are thrilled that this community walk has been embraced by non-profits and their supporters. This year’s event attracted over 50 percent more walkers than last year, a good indication that this is a welcome addition to the community’s annual calendar.”

Added Argus Group president Gerald Simons: “The concept of letting individual walkers decide which charity to support is a strong one. It means that some of the lesser known and smaller charities can benefit without having to cover the overheads of organising their own fundraising event.”

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Assisted by walkers: This year?s Argus Walk the Walk attracted a record-breaking number of participants last month and raised almost $30,000 for 95 charities. Gerald Simons, president of The Argus Group, far right, and Pamela Barit Nolan, executive director of The Centre on Philanthropy, far left, with representatives of some of the charities that benefited from the event.

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Published March 12, 2012 at 10:00 am (Updated March 12, 2012 at 9:59 am)

Walkers efforts help 95 charities

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