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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1:15 pm
Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main Street, Fairfax
In an era of unprecedented abundance, nearly 800 million people around the world face hunger. This should be unacceptable. You can do something to help.
AUUC has participated for over 16 years and the tradition continues. On Sunday, November 17th, hundreds of residents in Burke/Fairfax and surrounding communities will participate in the 26th annual Burke/Fairfax Area CROP Hunger Walk to raise funds and awareness to combat hunger, provide clean water, and provide disaster relief. These walkers will change lives, including victims of our three hurricanes.
The Burke/Fairfax Walk is part of a nationwide effort to raise money and awareness for hunger relief, both locally and globally. Over 110,000 CROP Walkers nationwide walk annually to improve the lives of hungry and impoverished people. Locally, more than 6,500 Burke/Fairfax CROP Walkers have raised more than $480,000 to relieve hunger around the world through Church World Service, with over $120,000 helping hungry people in our community. Last year alone, our walkers raised more than $32,000.
This is a family-friendly walk, not a race, and fun for all ages including babies in strollers and pets.
The walk begins and ends at Fairfax Presbyterian Church (10723 Main Street, Fairfax) and participants may choose either the 2.8 mile or shorter Golden Mile option. Registration begins at 1:15 and the walk begins at 2 p.m.
Upon completion, participants will enjoy refreshments, awards and live entertainment. Twenty-five percent of the money raised in the Burke/Fairfax Walk stays in the local community to support the important anti-hunger and emergency assistance provided by Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO) and Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM).