Walking 300 miles for Darfur
On Saturday, November 3, Mothers Walking for Others will begin their three hundred mile journey from Dunedin to Key Largo. Stacy McMahon and Joanne Kehr will begin their 300 mile journey at 7 a.m. in Downtown Dunedin at the trail. The public is invited to show their support by walking the first mile and half from Downtown, along Bayshore Boulevard, to Sunset Point. Meet in Downtown Dunedin next to the boxcar.
This is their first annual walk to raise money for the Save the Children Federation in Darfur and to raise awareness about the situation in Darfur. The founders of MWFO are two local Dunedin Mothers, Stacy McMahon and Joanna Kehr. They plan to take two weeks to walk to Key Largo by walking roughly twenty miles a day. The walk is a symbolic gesture to the 2.5 million people of Darfur who were forced through violence to walk away from their homes, their lives, and their country. "We are walking to spread the awareness about the crisis in Darfur. We also believe that we can make a difference."
Mothers Walking for Others is a newly formed group that is acting locally for the betterment of the global community. Their main focus is to raise relief funds for the humanitarian effort that Save the Children is waging for the 2.5 million refugees who have been displaced by the violence in Darfur. Genocide is a crime against all humanity; therefore it is the belief of MWFO that some form of action must be taken. MWFO's goal is to spread the message that the people of Darfur desperately need help. To donate make check payable to Save the Children-Darfur and remit to Mothers Walking for Others 1846 Pinehurst Rd, Dunedin, FL 34698
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