Tulsa , OK, US
I wanted to be the first to inaugurate this forum, which in the past has been a place for sharing plans for great walk events and connecting with one another to make a difference fighting extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS in communities throughout Africa.
From the time we took the first steps on the Take The Walk campaign back in 2007 until now, where we have had thousands of people join us and hundreds lead their own events all over the world. We began because we believe that the to combat huge challenges like extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS in communities in Africa, you have to ignite the power of the individual to connect to tangible solutions - shoes, water, education, medicine. We have done much together, and been lead by many individuals toward those goals, but we have a long road ahead.
One tool we use to ignite action is a one mile barefoot walk which you can join, or lead in a community anywhere in the world. Each one mile barefoot walk is an opportunity to connect personally with the reality of poverty, and a moment to rally others to raise funds and ignite ideas to make a difference for those living in extreme poverty.
The future of Take The Walk, is built on new ideas, leadership and ongoing partnership with great community leaders in the countries and cities that we hope to aid, and we hope you will join us in continuing the journey to end extreme poverty. Through Take The Walk we hope to see great potential ignited not only in our communities to aid those in need, but to see in the coming years those we are serving become equipped to transform their communities, leading the way for us to follow.
Let's Walk - Taylor, Isaac and Zac Hanson