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IACF Annual Walkathon Slated for April 30 at Lost Creek Park

The Indo-American Charity Foundation directors are humming with enthusiasm as they gear up for the Annual IACF Walkathon that is planned for April 30, at Lost Creek Park in Sugar Land. Donations for the event are $20 for individuals, $50 for a family and $10 for senior citizens and students.

Just like last year, this year’s walkathon is being organized as a community event with the active participation and support of over 15 Indo-American organizations, like the ICC, Daya, India House, IAPAC, Sewa International, IACCGH, Indo American Forum and IITAGH just to name a few. IACF hopes to generate great enthusiasm for this year’s Walkathon, expecting over 500 participants.

As in past years, many elected and community leaders are expected to participate in the 2K to 5K walk in the beautiful park located in Sugar Land, and will run from 8:30 am till 12:30 pm.

The Walkathon is planned as a true family outing with activities for all ages including live music and yoga instructions as well as assorted snacks, fruits, tea and other refreshments. This year, thanks to a new Board member, Dr. Dominic Shresta, a free medical clinic checking vital statistics will be part of the Walkathon.

Again as in past years, the IACF asks that Walkathon participants bring at least 10 non perishable items along with them, which will be donated to the Houston Food Bank in order to fight hunger in the local areas.

The Walkathon is a way to share the IACF Vision, which is to foster a local community whose basic needs are met and where everyone can lead enriched lives through better health, education and growth opportunities. This year’s event will earmark half of the proceeds to the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami victims.

This year, the IACF has embarked on an invigorated way to reach out further, raise more funds for local charities and hold more events throughout the year to show its commitment to the community. With this year’s new Board, a new Executive Director, Surender Talwar has been appointed to help meet the stated goals.

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