Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Walking Barefoot

Here's a unique fundraiser. A man is going to walk barefoot from Charlotte to Atlanta to raise money for shoes for African Children. The fundraiser is for the organization Samaritans Feet.

This snippet comes from the charity's press release. Guess what? A shoe company is the sponsor.

Fila is delighted to partner with Samaritan's Feet in its efforts to distribute footwear to people in need around the world. World Walk is a "barefoot walk" in which Samaritan's Feet founder, Emmanuel(Manny) Ohonme will complete a 300 mile walk in his bare feet to raise awareness and support for themore than 300 million children globally who have never owned a pair of shoes.

At the conclusion of the NASCAR Track Walk at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte on October 11th, Samaritan's Feet Founder Emmanuel Ohonme (Manny) will walk in his bare feet to Atlanta to kick off the "World Walk." Simultaneously, walkers will join across the globe on October 25th in a "simul-walk" to be orchestrated in more than 25 countries served by the Samaritan's Feet ministry. He will conclude at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on October 26th.

The goal is to raise $1,000,000 and 300,000 pairs of shoes during his 300 mile journey. Manny will stop at historic sites throughout his journey recognizing political figures and citizens who have changed our country for the better. Samaritan's Feet will also coordinate shoe distributions throughout our journey.

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