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Walk for awareness

A walk to help people put themselves in disaster victims’ shoes is to be held in a Seoul park this Saturday. The 10 kilometer walk at Seoul Land Park has been organized as part of Mannam’s Global Awareness Campaign.

“Although we cannot do a lot in terms of funding due to the nature of our organization, Mannam members want to provide moral support and raise awareness,” a Mannam spokesperson said.

“We aim to encourage Korea to wake up and reach out, across borders and cultural constraints, to aid our brothers and sisters in need.”

The walk will focus on raising awareness about recent natural disasters in Pakistan, Thailand, Japan, Turkey, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States.

Participants will choose a country to walk for, and receive “feet” bearing the country’s flag at registration. They will then be asked to film a short supportive message for the people recovering from disasters in the country they have opted to support at the end of the walk.

Those wishing to take part can meet at Seoul Land Park Subway Station Exit 2 at 12 p.m. to register and hear opening remarks from Mannam before the walk starts at 1:15 p.m. There is a 2,100 won fee to enter the park but participation in the walk is free.

For more information go to the “10km in Their Shoes” Mannam Facebook event page.