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Walking in order to help others

Nelson’s Grans to Grans are hosting a fundraising walk on Saturday June 14 at 11 a.m. at Lakeside Park. - submitted art
Nelson’s Grans to Grans are hosting a fundraising walk on Saturday June 14 at 11 a.m. at Lakeside Park.
— image credit: submitted art

It’s walk time again.

On Saturday, Grans from Nelson and the West Kootenay will join, thousands of Canadian grandmothers and grandkids who will be walking, all across the country to raise funds for grandmothers in Africa as they carry the enormous burden of caring for their orphaned grandchildren.

The public is invited to walk together with the Nelson Grans to Grans to help “Turn the Tide” on HIV AIDS in Africa either by walking with the Grans or sponsoring them online. One hundred per cent of proceeds go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign by the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

For more information about the national walk, visit bit.ly/NelsonGransWalkInfo. Walk begins from Nelson’s Lakeside Park Rotary Shelter at 11 a.m.

Registration is set to begin at 10 a.m.

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