On May 5th and May 6th, 2018 hundreds of thousands of people around the globe will march together in the second “Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty” . The charitable walk is hosted by the international religious organization Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) or Church of Christ.
An expected 358 sites around the globe in 44 countries, 33 territories and across 18 time zones will simultaneously host the multi Guinness World Record event.
Here in Manitoba, thousands are expected to participate in this event on May 5, walking a 1.6 Kilometre distance starting @ the Manitoba Legislative Grounds. Walk starts at exactly 5PM but registration starts at 3PM. Proceeds of the Second Worldwide Walk will be used to continue providing food and medical assistance in AFRICA.
The first Worldwide Walk event in 2014 was recognized as the largest charity walk across multiple venues held in 24 hours. It had 519,221 participants from 129 sites across the world, situated in 16 countries. This year’s Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty is aimed to beat its own records.
The first walk benefitted victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda, known as Haiyan, the strongest tropical storm recorded in history. The global walk also helped finance the INC’s first resettlement and eco-farming community in Leyte, Philippines.
Iglesia ni Cristo or Iglesia ni Kristo (Church of Christ) is an international church that originated in the Philippines. It was registered in 1914 by Felix Manalo who became its first Executive Minister.