Mayor Annise Parker, Honorary Chair for the Partnership Walk/ Run Invites Houstonians to the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk

Mayor Annise Parker HOUSTON, TEXAS, OCTOBER 17, 2014Mayor Parker, as the Honorary Chair for the Partnership Walk/ Run invited Houstonians to participate in the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk/Run to be held on Nov. 15 at Sam Houston Park.

Partnership Walk is one of the largest activities which we will do during the Citizenship Month,” said Mayor Parker, as she encouraged the Aga Khan Foundation’s efforts in helping impoverished communities create long-term solutions to lift themselves out of poverty.

Inaugurated on October 15 and on display for two weeks at the City Hall tunnel, the exhibit showcases Aga Khan Foundation’s projects in Africa and Asia.

November is the time when we highlight the fact that we are an amazingly diverse community,” said Mayor Parker, “And here in Houston, we take strength from our diversity.”

Mayor Parker serves as the Honorary Chair for the Partnership Walk/ Run and this year’s Walk is a public event for the Citizenship Month, which is celebrated each year in November to celebrate Houston’s diversity. Dr. William Flores chairs the Honorary Host Committee for the Walk, which includes civic, community and corporate leaders.

Around 7,000 Houstonians participated in last year’s Walk/ Run and the event raised $1.4 million for the Aga Khan Foundation’s (AKF) programs to reduce poverty. From girls in Afghanistan receiving education, to farmers in Mali feeding their families, to mothers in India leading healthy lives – donor contributions go a long way. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects supported by the Foundation and not a cent is spent on administration.

Read the full press release here.


PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for innovative programs that create hope and opportunity for disadvantaged communities in the developing world., Facebook


The next AKF Walk/Run is on October 19th in San Francisco and November 15th in Houston.

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