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 2016 Walk-A-Thon

 

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KCC's 8th Annual Walk-A-Thon—The Stride to Provide—will be held Tuesday, November 29th, from 3-5PM, the same day as #GivingTuesday! An international day of giving, #Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We are excited to be combining these two fundraising initiatives in an effort to raise even more scholarship funds for our students this year.

While the essence of Walk-A-Thon will remain the same—with teams competing to raise funds for student scholarships, similar activities leading up to the event (i.e., decorating door challenge, coordinated week of outreach in the breezeway, and the 1.25 mile walk itself)—we invite all faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, students, friends of KCC, family, neighbors and community members to also embrace the spirit of #GivingTuesday by:

  • Donating: Visit www.cunytuesday.org/organizations/kingsborough-community-college-foundation to make an online donation to Kingsborough on November 29th

  • Spreading the word on social media: 

    • Change your profile picture/cover photo to our #GivingTuesday/Walk-A-Thon logo

    • Use and follow campaign hashtags: #CUNYKCC and #CUNYTUESDAY;

    • Post a picture or "unselfie" showing why you love Kingsborough;

    • Write and share a personal message about why you support Kingsborough;

    • Ask people to share your related tweets and posts;

    • Let people know you're coming to the event by adding it to your Twitter bio and Facebook events.

  • Participating in the "KCC Stride to Provide": show your pride and support for KCC by performing the "KCC Stride to Provide"—a choreographed dance to be shared on social-media—on the day of the walk!

The cost to participate in this year's Walk-A-Thon is $15 per walker, and a total of 10 walkers or $150 is needed to establish a "team".  You can raise additional funds through sponsorship, grassroots fundraising, and personal donations. As usual, the team with the highest fundraising total will claim the "Golden Shoe" trophy for the entire year. All walkers will receive a t-shirt, enjoy team photos, games, music, snacks, raffle prizes and more on the day of the event! We can't wait to stride with you!  

We believe #GivingTuesday will help make our annual Walk-A-thon a much more dynamic and successful fundraising event. All proceeds will go directly to Kingsborough's Student Scholarship Fund.  Contact Andrea Velasco, Associate Director of Development, at Andrea.Velasco@kbcc.cuny.edu or 718-368-4531 with questions.

 
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