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Walkhome raises over $2000 for Kingston Youth Arts Cooperative

March 21, 2012

Walkhome is happy to announce that they have raised walkhome jpgover $2000 for the Kingston Youth Arts Cooperative through their most recent Walk-A-Thon on March 15th.

With every walk at a Walk-A-Thon, Walkhome donates $1 to a charity nominated by Walkhome staff. This time, Walkhome chose to support the Kingston Youth Arts Cooperative (KYAC), which helps support Arts programs for youth in the Kingston Community. Representatives from the organization were present at the event, creating a miniature carnival in the Lower JDUC. Fresh popcorn, and hot dogs were sold by donation, and some youth were even present to help show their gratitude and make balloon animals.

“We could not have chosen a more deserving and truly grateful organization to support,” says Lorin Adams, Walkhome Head Manager. Over $2000 was raised for KYAC that night between food sales, change donations, staff donations and walk donations.

This follows last semester’s Walk-A-Thon success of 512 walks (a record at that time) and over $2300 raised for Queen’s Cares.

“We were all a little bit nervous that we would be unable to beat last semesters records”, says Adams. Historically, second semester Walk-A-Thons have seen fewer walks than events scheduled in the first semester. There was however, nothing to worry about, and Walkhome finished the night with 523 walks; setting a new record within the service!

Walkhome would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to help make this event possible. Says Adams, “Walk-A-Thon was a remarkable success and I have no doubt that this will continue with Walk-A-Thon events for years to come!”

CONTACT:
Please direct all media inquiries to Amanda Judd, AMS Communications Officer, at
comm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDERS
Alma Mater Society (AMS) -
http://www.myAMS.org
The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.

Walkhome – http://www.myAMS.org/Walkhome
Walkhome is an essential safety service to the Queen’s University community that provides students with safe and enjoyable walks to a destination of their choosing, all the while remaining an anonymous, non-judgemental and discrete service, available every night free of charge. Walkhome is an AMS service funded by student fees from AMS members and members of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS). The staff is entirely student run, and walking teams are comprised of one male and one female staff.

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