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Today, Miami Hurricane photog Natalie Edgar guest posts for Distraction. If you appreciate good photography, check out the photo section on The Hurricane’s website, and check out Natalie’s photoblog here.
And now, Distraction presents Natalie’s photo story: Walk2Nicaragua – The 1,080 Mile Journey (-Devin)
On Friday, Imagination Federation, a non-profit organization that works towards the education of children in Chacraseca, Nicaragua, hosted their second annual Walk2Nicaragua walkathon. The aim was to collectively walk 1080 miles—the distance between Miami and Chacraseca.
While the main location for the event was at the Miami Dade College Kendall, participants in other locales took the initiative to gather and walk for the cause as well. 25 students from Mast Academy walked the Rickenbacker causeway, 100 citizens of Chacraseca, Nicaragua completed a total of 755 kilometers (469 miles) around the small community, and 12 fellows of the NHLI 2012 Executive Leadership Program held in California gathered in San Juan Bautista and walked 16 miles. Over 400 Participants at Miami Dade College finished 1,080 miles about twelve hours after the start of the event. Although the distance goal was exceeded, they are still trying to reach their second goal.
With about a month left of the campaign, Imagination Federation has raised 4,500 dollars out of their 10,000-dollar goal. For more information, or if you would like to support this cause, visit www.fundly.com/walk2nicaragua.
March 2, 2012. Miami, FL. Jorge Vega Rosado, infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays tweets @imaginationfed about his 2 mile run for Walk2Nicaragua.
March 2, 2012. Miami, FL. Producer and DJ, Danny Arrondo volunteered to support the Walk2Nicaragua event by hyping the participants with energetic music throughout the community event.
March 2, 2012. Miami, FL. Volunteers took shifts during the event to keep track of the miles that were completed to reach the 1,080 mile goal.
March 2, 2012. Miami, FL. Miami-Dade firefighters support the event, Walk2Nicaragua by running around the track at Miami Dade College Kendall campus.