World Partnership Walk

My elementary school friend Rahim Jivraj invited me to the mobilization session of the annual World Partnership Walk put on by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. It was inspirational to hear all the powerful stories of how 100% of money raised goes towards ending global poverty (no admin costs whatsoever). The walk started in 1985 right here in our beautiful city and has spread across the nation to all of the major cities. The walk is organized by teams who fundraise through donations, bake sales, silent auctions, car washes, wrist band sales, and other creative methods.

I will be team captain of YVR Dads for the annual walk on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park! We are looking for team members who have a passion for health & wellness, making a difference, and ending global poverty in our lifetime. I am also part of the marketing team for the walk and will be helping by promoting the walk through my blog and social media. In addition, I will be doing lots of on-location tweets, instagrams, and livestreaming the event to my online network.

We are looking for creative methods to raise awareness of the walk. There are already hundreds of corporate sponsors as well as dozens of local media who will cover the event. The goal now is to mobilize the general public. The more people who come out and support our event, the bigger impact we can have in our fight to end global poverty…one person at a time.

Have you been part of a walk for charity before? Please share with us your experience below!