July 6, 2010 > Walk for Afghanistan
Walk for Afghanistan
By Alissa Gwynn
Photos By courtesy of Wahid Qadir
What better way to spend the weekend than eating delicious barbeque, playing paintball, and listening to a live DJ-all while helping end hunger in Afghanistan? On Sunday, July 11, non-profit organization One World Hunger (OWH) will be hosting Hunger Walk 2010 at Mission San Jose High School, a day-long festival with a two-hour walk to raise money for aid in Afghanistan.
According to OWH's website, "Over two million orphan children [live] in Afghanistan. One out of every four children dies before the age of five. Over 500 children under the age of five die every day. There are over 1.6 million widows in Afghanistan and over 40 women die each day of pregnancy-related complications. Maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan are among the world's highest before the age of five."
OWH was established in 2007 by Wahid Qadir in hopes of providing aid to the people in Kabul, Afghanistan. Since then, OWH has fed over 40,000 men and women, in addition to raising funds for local shelters in the Bay Area.
At Hunger Walk 2010, people of all ages will find something fun to do; kids (and adults!) can jump in bounce houses, teenagers can give paint ball a go, and adults can listen to the DJ and enjoy barbeque, including chicken kabobs, hot dogs, and hamburgers.
The walk is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon, though the festival will continue until 9 p.m. Registration for the walk is $10, and includes a free t-shirt and bottle of water. The festival is free and open to the public.
Hunger Walk 2010
Sunday, July 11
Walk: 10 a.m. to noon
Festival: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mission San Jose High School
41717 Palm Ave., Fremont
$10 walk registration includes t-shirt/bottle of water