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Charity walk looks to raise record funds

For the third year, the Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy 5K will take place this weekend.

This event is a unique fundraiser in that participants choose the charity or non-profit that they want a portion of their entry fee to benefit.

The event starts at 8.30am, with a warm-up session at 8.15am.

The fully marshalled walk follows a new route starting and finishing on Wesley Street in front of the Argus and Centre on Philanthropy offices.

Online registration is available at www.racedayworld.com or register in person at The Centre on Philanthropy, Sterling House, 16 Wesley Street in Hamilton.

The registration deadline is 4pm on Friday, February 24.

The first 700 participants will receive a free T-shirt bearing the event’s logo, which can be picked up from the Argus Building between 10am and 2pm on Saturday.

Walk-in late registrations will be accepted on Saturday during the T-shirt collection hours.

The entry fee is $25, with $20 from each entry being donated to the charity selected by the participant and $5 going to support www.VOLUNTEER.bm.

After the walk, prizes will be awarded for the largest corporate and youth teams, as well as the team with the most spirit.

Pamela Barit Nolan, executive director of The Centre on Philanthropy, said: “Since joining with Argus in 2010 for the launch of the Walk the Walk, the event has proven to be incredibly popular.

“Last year, over 700 community members participated, raising close to $20,000 for 87 different charities and non-profits.

“Join us this year to break that record. Form teams with your work colleagues, make this event the focal point of a family reunion, celebrate your birthday or anniversary by getting friends to walk with you, get new and old supporters/donors out to get to know each other and walk for your cause.”

For more information about the walk, contact Jennifer Pitcher at The Centre on Philanthropy on 236-7706 or e-mail jpitcher[AT]centreonphilanthropy.org.

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Published February 22, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 22, 2012 at 7:46 am)

Charity walk looks to raise record funds

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