BAPS Charities 5 km walkathon unites communities, changing lives

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MELBOURNE 27 April, 2024: The inaugural BAPS Charities walkathon (In the Joy Of Others Walk Run) today took off with a bang, with 388 enthusiastic people from all walks of life, charting a 5 km walk at the picturesque Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield (12 kilometres area) in the sunny morning. The beautiful green wilderness, bushland, water flowing and the park set the tone for people of all ages going around in a vibrant connect with nature. It was much more than a walk,  a potpourri of urge to do something for society embedded in natures abode.

The inspiring and well organised walkathon which scored 4.2 m walks, reflected the collective human instinct for togetherness and helping the needy through charities. The funds raised will support various charitable initiatives, including education, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and disaster relief efforts. Through their participation, the people of Melbourne today showed that even small steps, when taken together, can lead to a significant change.

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The impact of the BAPS Charities walkathon extended far beyond the event itself. It served as a platform for meaningful dialogue and community engagement, raising awareness about pressing social issues and encouraging individuals to take an active role in addressing them.

As the event concluded, it left behind a sense of accomplishment and a renewed commitment to making a positive difference in the community.

BAPS Charities has been working for and with the community. It’s work during the Ballarat Bushfires is well documented. Today, participants walked side by side, they not only took steps towards a healthier lifestyle but also towards building a more inclusive and compassionate community.

The walkathon in the belly of nature was a shining example of the unity, compassion, and collective action. As participants crossed the finish line, they didn’t just complete a walk; they took a giant leap towards building a brighter, more inclusive future.

By SAT News Desk

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