Thousands Walk to End Global Poverty: Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk in Houston, with Photo Gallery & Video

Houston Mayor Annise Parker greets the crowd at Saturday’s Aga Khan Partnership Walk. The fundraiser is an official Citizenship Month event.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker greets the crowd at Saturday’s Aga Khan Partnership Walk. The fundraiser is an official Citizenship Month event. Photo: http://skyline.uhd.edu

Farah Lalani for Houston Chronicle: Despite the challenging weather, over 4,000 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual Houston Partnership Walk at Sam Houston Park. The Houston Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in developing countries around the globe.

“The Partnership Walk is not just a walk,” said Houston Mayor Annise Parker, “It is a day of celebration and action to raise awareness about international development, and a chance for concerned individuals to join together and raise resources that contribute to community-based programs oversees – providing people with the tools and opportunities to build skills which will enable families in poverty to lead self-sufficient and healthy lives.”

Voted a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, the event raised more than $1.6 million for AKF USA programs worldwide. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects supported by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

via Thousands Walk to End Global Poverty: Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk – The Human Religion.

Photo Gallery: Aga Khan Partnership Walk Houston
Mayor Parker presents Dr. Suleman Lalani with a proclamation for the event. Click for more photos at http://skyline.uhd.edu – John Everett

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