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Walk2Nicaragua

MDC student and Imagination Federation member, Eligio Damas runs during the Walk2Nicaragua event that took place at Miami Dade College ON MARCH 2ND. UM alumni and Miami Dade College professor, Carlos Gonzalez helped put together the second annual Walk2Nicaragua event at Miami Dade College along with other students and faculty. 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, others 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 12 hours after the start of the event. Although the distance goal was not only reached, but also exceeded, their second goal is still in progress. 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. Natalie Edgar//The Miami Hurricane

Miami-Dade firefighters support the event, Walk2Nicaragua by running around the track at Miami Dade College Kendall campus. Natalie Edgar//The Miami Hurricane

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, others 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 12 hours after the start of the event. Although the distance goal was not only reached, but also exceeded, their second goal is still in progress. 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. Natalie Edgar//The Miami Hurricane

March 7, 2012

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