The Walkathon partners include Community Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay Academy of Hope, the Florida Coalition against Human Trafficking and Youth for Human Rights. On March 7th, registration will begin at 9am and the walk around Straub Park begins at 10am. Participants do 1/4 mile laps around the park and can do as many laps as they want in an hour. There will be a prize for the participant who completes the most laps.
Speakers and entertainment follow from 11am to 12 noon. Speakers are Mr. James Evans of the Academy of Hope, Ms. Stacie Blake, Executive Director of Community Tampa Bay, Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, founder of Youth for Human Rights and Mrs. Anna Rodriguez, founder of the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking. There will be entertainment by the Dundu Dole Urban African Ballet and a performance by the Alumni Singers as well as an incredible display of Chinese acrobatics.