Codelia sends out updated info on the "Fight Hunger: Walk the World" event taking place this Sunday, May 13.
The UN World Food Programme every year organizes a "Walk the World"
fundraiser / awareness raising event to draw attention to the problem
of famine and hunger around the world. In towns and cities all over
the planet, people gather to walk in support of humanitarian aid and
development assistance for the most needy. Now avatars in Second Life can also participate.
The gathering point is now the Dragon Moons Resort (Teleport SLURL) generously provided by Demian Caldera and Nyna Slate. You can also make a donation at that same location and join the "fighthunger" group to stay abreast of the latest developments.
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Just to let you know, our Second Life walk is creating a buzz in the real life media! Here you find a clip from Associated Press (!), where the only specific walk mentioned is the Second Life walk!
Associated Press, 10 May 2007
Hundreds of thousands to march in global walk to fight child hunger
ROME_Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take part in a global walk on Sunday in a bid to end child hunger that will span most of the real world _ and even parts of the virtual world, a U.N. food agency said Thursday.
Marking its fifth anniversary, Walk the World will take place over a 24-hour period, starting in New Zealand, with marches covering an average 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), the U.N. World Food Program said in a statement.
Hundreds of marches have been planned across all continents and a virtual walk, along with live music events, will take place in the animated online world called Second Life.
“Every five seconds a child dies of hunger,” said John M. Powell, the agency’s deputy executive director. “It is an unacceptable reality that calls for all of us to speak out so as not to let indifference smother this tragedy.”
Funds raised by the walk will go to WFP’s Global School Feeding Program, which provides free school meals to more than 19 million children in developing countries, the Rome-based agency said.
Last year, Walk the World brought out 700,000 people in more than 100 countries to take part in 400 marches.