A walk to raise awareness about developmental disabilities and support Ummeed's work with children and families
It is our flagship annual fundraising event. Its 13th edition was held on Saturday, 21st January 2023 in Goa. Over 75 enthusiastic walked more than 2554 Kms (cumulative) and helped us in raising funds and creating awareness about UMMEED’s work with children with developmental disabilities.
55 Km sounds like a lot and it’s indeed a great challenge, however, over the past 13 years many people – young and old – have completed the distance. At the same time, you can choose a distance you are comfortable with, as many actually do. The walk is more than just the distance. Over the past many years, the walk has meant a variety of things – great company, feeling fit, doing something for a good cause, meeting like-minded people, feeling empowered.
The walk itself is along one of the loveliest beaches in the world. It starts early in the morning and let’s you see a gorgeous sunrise along the way. After six to seven hours into the walk there’s is a lunch break at the Taj Exotica. The final stretch of the walk let’s you witness an amazing sunset, has pleasant temperatures and leaves you with a huge sense of achievement.
Each walker is expected to raise at least INR 2 Lakh. The funds raised by you will be primarily used to either incubate a new project/team/service or towards a project that doesn’t easily attract corporate funding. The Walk Team will help you with your fundraising efforts including providing you with tips, suggestions and collateral material.
Most walkers will arrive in Goa on Friday, January 12, 2024, and leave on Sunday, January 14, 2024. We will coordinate accommodation at the Emerald Palms Resort, Varca, but all costs related to travel, airfare, hotel accommodation and meals will be borne by the individual Walkers.