Help Others in Need, Get Exercise, and Enjoy a Celebration of Haitian Culture: Join in the Annual Benefit Walk for Haiti (Saturday, March 27th @12:00 p.m.)
Listen to Zili Misik.
Since 2004, Partners in Health has sponsored an annual walk in order to raise funds to support the educational needs of Haiti’s impoverished youth. For obvious reasons however, this year these funds are more crucial than ever to the survival of the school system in a nation that has always been considered one of the poorest in the world, even before disaster struck. For further information on the specific goals established with respect to fundraising efforts for this year as well as some interesting background on the Urban Walk for Haiti, you can visit the event web site. This year’s activities will commence at St. Paul’s Church in Harvard Square where there will be plenty of native cultural entertainment on hand. Walkers will enjoy Haitian food, crafts, music, dancing, and more. I can already assure you that the music will be spectacular as one of the featured bands on stage will be local global fusion sensations Zili Misik, who just happen to be named after the Haitian spirit Ezili. Twice the winner in the world music category of the Boston Phoenix Award and also a winner of the Boston Music Award they are easily one of the area’s most popular music acts. The walk itself is a leisurely 3 miles along the Charles River and suitable for all, whether you are an ardent exercise buff or a casual stroller. Speaking of strollers, you can even take the baby along on this one! So, why not take in some great world music while partaking of the chance to help others who are so desperately in need. What a great way to usher in the upcoming spring season.
Where: St. Paul’s Church (Harvard Square)