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October 9, 2012 > Taking a step to end global poverty

Taking a step to end global poverty

Submitted By Partnerships In Action

On Sunday, October 14, over 1,000 participants will walk to end global poverty in the annual San Francisco Partnership Walk at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont. The San Francisco Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and poor health in Africa and Asia.

Last year's Walk raised over $150,000. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects supported by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

The event is a day of fun for the whole family and one that Bay Area residents look forward to every year. The Walk features lively entertainment and activities for all ages celebrating a rich diversity of cultures. This year the guest entertainers include Pasha Band, African Showboyz, Ballet Afshaneh, and Naushababa. Special guest speakers include Sarah Hobson, executive director of the New Field Foundation, and Sara Abbasi, with the Abbasi Foundation.

One of the most inspiring features of Partnership Walk is the Village in Action, where participants can enjoy interactive exhibits spotlighting the Foundation's practical solutions for alleviating poverty from Afghanistan to Zanzibar.

Partnership Walk events will be held in 10 major U.S. cities this year. Since 1995, PartnershipsInAction activities including the annual Partnership Walk and Golf events have attracted over 380,000 participants and raised $48 million for poverty alleviation projects supported by AKF USA. Participants help communities in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Asia to create long-term, self-help solutions to lift themselves out of poverty. These contributions make a tremendous impact in creating opportunities for girls in Afghanistan to go to school, for farmers in Mali to feed their families, and mothers in India to lead healthy lives.

AKF USA, established in 1981, is a private, non-denominational, not-for-profit international development organization committed to alleviating poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health. AKF USA works to address the root causes of poverty by supporting and sharing innovative solutions in the areas of health, education, rural development, civil society, and the environment.

To register, view the Walk Day schedule, learn more about the event, volunteer, become a sponsor or make a donation, visit www.partnershipsinaction.org/san-francisco.

Partnership Walk
Sunday, Oct 14
9 a.m.
Lake Elizabeth
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
(202) 293-2537
www.partnershipsinaction.org/san-francisco

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