Over 7,000 are expected to walk to end global poverty in the 17th annual Partnership Walk at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. The Atlanta Partnership Walk 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 Africa and Asia.

Atlanta’s 2010 Walk raised over $1,300,000 and is expected to raise more this year. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects sponsored by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

The Walk features lively entertainment and activities for all ages to celebrate the diversity of world cultures. A group of underprivileged Arab-Israeli youth from the Polyphony Foundation will be performing at the Walk.

The Polyphony Foundation works to bridge the divide between Arab and Jewish communities in Israel by facilitating cultural exchange, dialogue and partnership through music education. The Atlanta Fun Run will take place prior to the Walk.

One of the most inspiring features of Partnership Walk is the Village in Action, where participants can enjoy interactive displays and hands-on exhibits that spotlight how the Foundation is implementing creative solutions in poor regions from Afghanistan to Zanzibar.

To learn more about the event and register, volunteer, become a sponsor, or make a donation, visit http://www.partnershipsinaction.org/walk.

Partnership Walk events will be held in nine major U.S. cities this year. Since 1995, PartnershipsInAction activities including the annual Partnerships Walk and Golf tournaments have attracted over 350,000 participants and raised $42 million for poverty alleviation projects supported by AKF USA.

Participants help communities in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Asia create self-help solutions to lift themselves out of poverty. Contributions make a tremendous impact in creating opportunities for girls in Afghanistan to go to school, for farmers in Mali to feed their families, and for mothers in India to lead healthy lives.

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