1,600 Walk for Darfur

Today, Peggy, my dad, and I, along with 1,600 other people, walked 4 miles at Mission Bay in San Diego to raise money and awareness about the Darfur genocide.

At the end of the day, $70,000 was collected for American Jewish World Service and its projects which benefit Darfur’s IDP camps. Speakers at a rally following the walk included a rabbi, Miss South Sudan, South Sudanese refugees, and many more.

It was a very inspirational day. So uplifting to see so many people out there, not to mention so many people from different walks of life.

Something said today truly touched me. The first San Diego Walk for Darfur was held two years ago. The organizers of the event never imagined that a second San Diego Walk for Darfur would be necessary. They simply figured that the atrocities could not possibly go on for that long.

Well, the second San Diego Walk for Darfur has come and gone. Let’s do what we can to ensure that a third San Diego Walk for Darfur does not become a reality.

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"peace happens when the love for power is overcome by the power of love"

One Response to 1,600 Walk for Darfur

  1. Anshul says:

    That is so cool. Did you guys take any pictures? If so, send me a link :)

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