Join in the Friends of the Poor Walk

Walk a mile in my shoes.

Sign up now for the 2010 Friends of the Poor Walk.

The event will be held from noon-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Sequim High School track. The track is at Third Avenue and Fir Street in Sequim.

The event is held each year to help raise funds to relieve poverty and to raise awareness of the plight of the poor.

The walk, which is conducted at venues across the U.S., began in 2008 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. More than $1.2 million was raised in 2009.

Walkers are encouraged to make a personal monetary donation and to collect pledges from supporters. All pledges made via the organization's website are earmarked for the council or conference the walker chooses, which means your funds can be used to help the poor in Sequim. Go to www.svdp to register. Walker registration forms also will be available at the event.

The event is sponsored by St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sequim, Queen of Angels in Port Angeles and St. Mary Star of the Sea in Port Townsend. Revenues will support efforts in all three towns.

The dollars can be used for home visits, disaster relief, burial fees, clothing and more.

For more information, call Dick Conger at 683-2718 or

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