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31 August 2008 @ 01:44 am
Looking for someone available and interested in organizing the San Francisco Gulu Walk  
I received this message from Gulu Walk's organizers recently informing us that no one as of yet has stepped up to organize and promote a Gulu Walk event for San Francisco. I would love to see someone do this and will certainly assist that person with publicity and flyering before and during the event.

Would organize myself but my mother is a breast cancer survivor and she and I normally attend the Cancer Society's walkathon with her company's team in the morning, then make our way over to the Gulu Walk afterwards if it's the same day. And someone should be there during the entire Gulu Walk event.

Gulu Walk will provide info and resources and flyers to hand out - apparently it's just a matter of reserving a space and then advertising online, posting flyers, reaching out to schools and colleges and service clubs.

Most of the Gulu Walk's fundraising happens online before the event and people raise more than they think when they email friends and family. Also good idea to have a donation jar there at the event for people to drop cash into even if they don't have time to walk.

I can also provide contact info for the person who organized the event last year in San Francisco if someone would like.

Hello GuluWalkers!

First off, I want to thank you for all your support and efforts last year in the San Francisco GuluWalk! If not for you, we couldn't have had such a successful event worldwide!

Secondly, I would like to ask for some assistance. Unfortunately the organizer from last year is unable to run the GuluWalk in San Francisco this year. However, we would love to see it continue as the walk has been talking place in your area since the beginning of GuluWalk in 2005! If you, or if you know of someone that would be interested in organizing the GuluWalk in San Francisco, please contact me. There's still 2 months left, so plenty of time for organizing. I'm also here to help with anything and everything, so please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks again for your support!

Kind regards,


Andrea McKinlay
Events & Operations Coordinator
Athletes for Africa & GuluWalk
Tel: 416.686.1533
215 Spadina Ave, Suite 500
Toronto, ON. Canada
M5T 2C7