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Walk for Humanity set April 12

The Institute for Global Outreach will present its fourth annual “Walk for Humanity” Walk -a-thon on Saturday, April 12.

Early bird registration is under way through Feb. 28. The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children 12 and under. Pereregistration is $25 by April 3 and $30 April 4- 11. Race day fee is $35.

You can register with cash or a check made out to The Institute for Global Outreach and turn it in to 1024 Pierre Ave., Shreveport, La. 71103 or at Sportspectrum, 6970 Fern Ave., Shreveport, La. 71105 or sign up online with a credit card at www.sportspectrum.com.

Every pre-registered participant will receive an official “Walk for Humanity” 2014 T-shirt that can be picked up at Sportspectum at 6970 Fern Ave. from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, and at the race site on race day from 7:15-7:45 a.m.

Participants will meet in front of Sci-Port:

Louisiana’s Science Center on Clyde Fant Parkway. The one-mile walk will start at 8 a.m., and the 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk will start at 8:30 a.m. on the walk path along the riverfront.

Refreshments will be available during the event.

The goal of the event is to increase awareness of global suffering and to take actions to alleviate the hardships.

With a turnout of more than 700 runners and walkers of all ages and backgrounds, the annual walk-a-thon has made a difference in the lives of poverty-stricken children and families. The families that the Institute for Global Outreach reaches out to suffer from homelessness and illness, and many are stricken with diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria.

One dollar is the equivalent of two meals and an education for one day for a child in Ethiopia and freedom for their parents to work to provide.

To learn more about the Institute for Global Outreach, visit www.instituteforglobaloutreach. org.

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