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Area residents participate in last year’s event, then titled Walk 147.
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On Nov. 3, the second annual Walk 153 will take place at Hoover Metropolitain Stadium.
During the event, hundreds of participants will walk for 153 minutes in support of teams striving to raise awareness and financial support for adoptive families as well as an international educational mission project. Funds raised will support impoverished children and vulnerable orphans in China, Ethiopia, Uganda, Taiwan, and the United States.
Among those participating will be 15 adoptive families from all over the Southeast in partnership with Lifeline Children’s Services. These families will be walking with their hearts focused on the children for whom they are waiting, as well as the hope to alleviate the financial weight of adopting through the Walk 153 event.
Walk 153 will benefit all of these families as well as children of Mundri, South Sudan, as funds raised will be used to purchase materials to construct a school in that area.
Entertainment will include live music from Mandi Mapes Kottas, free inflatables and a complimentary kids’ section. Among the food items for purchase will be Dreamcakes, Steel City Pops and Kona Ice along with hot dogs, drinks and chips.
Walk 153 was created to provide the necessities for some orphaned children among the 153 million worldwide, to bring awareness to the orphan crisis and to raise financial support to assist families in the adoption process. All funds raised go to support orphan care and adoption assistance.
Originally named Walk 147, the organization is now Walk 153 because the number of orphans continues to rise.
Registration is open at noon, and the walk begins at 1:53 p.m.