On Sunday, October 18, 2015, around 2,000 Birmingham residents will move to invest in long-term solutions to improve the quality of life for communities worldwide. It’s the annual Aga Khan Foundation Walk Birmingham, at Railroad Park. The event is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) to raise awareness and funds for programs that work with communities around the world to build better futures.
Birmingham’s 2014 Walk raised over $300,000 and organizers expect this year’s event to raise more, given enthusiasm from walkers and sponsors across the metro area including national sponsor The Coca Cola Company. 100 percent of net proceeds from the event go directly to projects supported by the Aga Khan Foundation.
The charity event attracts a range of participants who want to help communities in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Asia improve their quality of life. Contributions make a tremendous impact in creating locally driven opportunities for girls in Afghanistan to attend school, farmers in Mali to feed their families, and mothers in India to lead healthy lives. These are the cornerstones of a thriving community.
With 200 projects in 30 countries, Aga Khan Foundation cultivates deep partnerships with local businesses, nonprofits, governments and community leaders to harness the best from people of all walks of life. Working with our partners, we make long-term commitments to innovative programs that improve the quality of life, from early childhood education to green space preservation. Visit our blog to learn more about what we do, at www.akdn.org/walk