A walk to raise awareness about developmental disabilities and support Ummeed's work with children and families
Every year in January, UMMEED hosts its annual fundraising event, the 55 Km Walk for UMMEED in Goa.
Given the coronavirus pandemic situation this year, we have modified our plans for the Walk, and are excited to share these with you!
In January 2021, instead of the Goa Walk, we will host two separate events:
33 Km Night Walk for UMMEED in Mumbai on the night of Saturday, 9th January 2021
Virtual Walk for UMMEED on Saturday, 16th January 2021
The first of these events, the 33 Km Night Walk for UMMEED in Mumbai, is for avid Walkers who are itching to put their sneakers on, step out, and experience the old world charm of South Mumbai in the night! The date for this is Saturday, 9th January 2021. The safety of our Walkers has always been our first priority and we will keep this in mind as we plan all the logistics and details, while also keeping in mind the evolving nature of the pandemic.
The second event, the Virtual Walk for UMMEED, will take place on the same day as the traditional Goa Walk would have been held. On Saturday, 16th January 2021, a small band of crazy friends of UMMEED plan to privately do the traditional 55 Km Walk on the beaches of South Goa. Between 5 AM and 8 PM on the same day, you can walk a distance convenient to you in your home, in your society premises, in your local area, or on a treadmill, and live the spirit of the annual Goa Walk in your vicinity, while expressing your solidarity with the crazies in Goa and with UMMEED!
Walkers can use this opportunity to reach out to their friends, family and acquaintances to donate funds to Ummeed in support of their participation in the walk.