Team Social Fun:Walk For Hunger 2013

  • May 5, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Social Fun meets Social Cause...

Join Team Social Fun on Sunday,
May 5, 2013
for The Walk for Hunger!
Rain or Shine.

The Walk for Hunger is an annual tradition and a rite of spring in Massachusetts! Join a community of over 40,000 caring friends
and neighbors, and raise money for those struggling to make
ends meet.

Walkers are invited to walk all or just part of the 20-mile route.

There is no required registration fee and no fundraising minimum, but all Walkers and Volunteers are encouraged to raise as much
as they can to help our neighbors in need.

The money raised through The Walk for Hunger will help Project Bread fund hunger relief and prevention through 450 emergency programs, schools, community health centers, farmers’ markets, community suppers, home care organizations, and other programs that protect the individual and strengthen our community’s food security. Last year alone, Project Bread was able to provide 65.2 million meals to hungry people in the Boston area.

We raised $2,000 last year. This year our goal is $1500. Can we do it again? Absolutely!!!!

You have until Monday April 15, to register as anything after that it will be too late to get to your goal. Serious participants only as this is a 20 mile walk. If you decide to join our team, you are also saying that you will register with us as a team and not do the walk on your own.

Here's what you need to know to participate with our team.
We will meet at 8am at the Subway Restaurant across the street from the park Street T Stop and walk over/register as a group. If you register on your own on that day, you will NOT be allowed to walk with us as a group. We register as a group for a reason, so the WFH can tally our totals altogether for an accurate money count. T subway is free to Walkers but you have to show proof- your on-line registration-so print it out and bring it along. You will have to pay for parking at the local train stations, so I encourage carpooling to the train station and split the parking fee which is usually $5.00 Walk is rain or shine and please DON’T BE A NO SHOW over something lame like weather or the perfect excuse 'I forgot'.


What to bring/wear
I would treat this like this you were going hiking for the day. Wear comfortable gym attire /loose clothing. Dress in layers because it can get hot if the sun comes out. Wear
workout sneakers or hiking/walking shoes. Socks are VERY IMPORTANT. You want to change them at every checkpoint if you can since it’s like getting new feet. I would bring 9-10 pairs of socks as well as bandages in case you develop sores. Bring a rain poncho in case it starts to rain. You can get a inexpensive one at Walmart in the sporting goods/camping section. I would also bring wipes for the porto potties as well as hand santizer. Like the boy scouts it’s best to ‘be prepared’. I would bring one backpack and keep everything in that and it keeps your hands free.

Walking:
We are walking as a group but you can go at your own pace. It’s not a race/running event.
The walk usually takes about 8 hours. We usually start at 8:30am after registration and end about 4ish. If you get tired, there are buses that will bring you back to Boston starting at mile 3. But with all the chatting going on in our group, the time will fly and you won’t notice it. I also suggest ipods as well to keep the beat going.

Food:
Bring whatever you like to eat. Lunch will be given at the hallway point but it’s usually chips, granola bars, grape soda and fruit. Walking through Newton, there are pizza places that most folks stop at for a slice then take it with them as we keep ongoing. We get ice cream at the end of the walk and afterwards, all of us may go and get something to eat locally nearby.

Water:
It is important to be and stay hydrated through out the day. They give us water at each checkpoint but I also bring my own either through a container or bottled. If you are a hiker,
like I am, I have a small water backpack that fits into my regular backpack or smaller bottles.


How much do I have to raise?
I am setting our goal as a team to raise $[masked], which I think is very do-able. In 2012, we raised[masked], so I think this can be done. Keep it real and ask family,friends and co-workers.
If everyone gave $5 (which is a fast food meal) we would make our goal and maybe
reach beyond.

To join our team register here:
http://www.projectbread.org/goto/TeamSocialFun

 


 

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  • Phaedra

    It was a banner day! Thanks for the entire team pulling through and making this goal. I had a blast and shared some great company and conversation!

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Chris

    I had an amazing time on my first Walk for Hunger, walking and talking with everyone while we raised money for an important cause!!! Thank You Phaedra for everything!!! Such a great group, such a great time!!

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Victoria

    There is no subway restaurant . I'm on the corner

    May 5, 2013

  • Phaedra

    We made our goal!!!!!! Thank you to all the social fun folks who contributed to this wonderful cause. After the walk, I will post names only of everyone who helped us.

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Phaedra

    I am one happy team captain this morning... we are at 99% of our goal!!!!!

    May 3, 2013

  • Maria

    Can I still join?

    May 2, 2013

    • Phaedra

      I am sorry but rsvp's are closed this years walk.

      May 2, 2013

    • Phaedra

      You can try the Volunteer/Josh meetup or Gen X, they may still have room.

      May 2, 2013

  • Victoria

    Remember To print out you online registration form before the big Day! Please print this form and bring it with you on Walk Day, along with any cash and check gifts you've collected. All Walkers should bring this form to the Check-In Tent on the Boston Common (7:00 - 9:00 A.M.)

    May 1, 2013

  • Phaedra

    Thank you for all the donations that keep coming in!!! We are at 76%!!!

    April 29, 2013

  • Phaedra

    Special thank you to our social fun members who have donated to us as of yesterday and today. We are now at 63% of our goal. Getting there. Almost 1 more week to go!!!

    April 26, 2013

  • Phaedra

    Hi Everyone,
    We are at 53%, so please post to your facebook status. Also, we will be walking with the GenX and Volunteer/Josh meetup group. We will also be meeting for a quick meet and greet breakfast at Subway that morning, where are are meeting anyways at 8am. I know we can make our goal! Final 2 weeks :)

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Christopher B.

    If you want, we could wear a Boston Tribute t-shirt during the walk.
    Here's the link:
    http://www.adidas.com/us/boston-tribute-tee/_/N-1z125b0

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have time to look into this now but I just got removed from this and I am not quite sure why.

    April 16, 2013

    • Phaedra

      You did not officially register for our walk team by the April 15th date on the walk for hunger site. Only folks who officially registered will be a walking with us as I will not waste time on maybes and no shows,like I did last year. If you register officially, then I can put back on the list.

      April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My sister is going to walk with us. She signed up with the team on the walk site.

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I signed up already.

    April 15, 2013

    • Phaedra

      Jen, you are already registered and on the team :)

      April 15, 2013

  • Phaedra

    Hi Everyone,
    You have one more day to register for our team on the actual walk for hunger site, and then I am cleaning the roaster list. If you do not join by tomorrow, then you will not be joining us on the walk. http://www.projectbread.org/goto/TeamSocialFun

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to the event.

    March 25, 2013

  • Chris

    You are awesome Phaedra to host this event for such a worthy cause!!!

    March 13, 2013

  • Christopher B.

    I joined the team.

    March 4, 2013

  • Phaedra

    If you sign up to rsvp, then please register on the team's roster as well. I am looking for folks for are serious about participating for this charity and not just saying rsvp then crap out on me the day before. http://www.projectbread.org/goto/TeamSocialFun If you do not sign up for the team by April 16, then I will automatically take you off the rsvp list.

    Thanks all!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to participate, but I'm not comfortable asking family and friends for money. Could I just join the group and walk?

    March 3, 2013

    • Phaedra

      No, the whole point of the walk is to raise money to fight hunger. I don't think your family and friends would mind since this is a well known charity.

      March 3, 2013

  • *Omama M.

    Why not join forces w Boston volunteers?

    March 3, 2013

    • Phaedra

      This cause is close to me and I want to keep it to social fun.

      March 3, 2013

  • Phaedra

    Those with teenage children are welcome to come along as I did my first walk in 1987 at age 15.

    1 · March 3, 2013

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