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$30,000 Raised at Tenth ‘Walk for Charity’

Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) May 16, 2012 – The Fairbanks Tenth Visitor Industry Walk for Charity was held on Friday, May 11, 2012. Families, friends, and community groups gathered to walk and eat to support local non-profits. The 725 walkers raised money for 55 registered local non-profits. The grand total of $30,152 is the second highest amount raised in the 10 year history of the event. All proceeds will be distributed to the designated 501 (c)(3)charities.

“I’m very happy about the numbers,” said Kory Eberhardt, a Walk for Charity committee member. “We had a solid group of vendors and more than 60 volunteers who helped with everything from setup to registration to food service to traffic control.” Eberhardt added, “We couldn’t do it without their help.”

“The final tally is exciting,” said committee member Kathy Hedges. “The amount of money raised and the number of participating walkers are indicators of the wonderful support charities have in our community.”

Since 2001, the Walk for Charity has raised more than $249,000 for as many as 55 local non-profits. The annual event is coordinated by the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Fairbanks Chapter of the Alaska Travel Industry Association.

About the FCVB

The Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit marketing organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of the visitor experience and to contribute to the economic well-being of the Fairbanks region by marketing to potential visitors. The FCVB markets Fairbanks as a year-round destination by promoting local events, attractions and activities to independent travelers, group tour operators, travel agents, meeting planners and the media. Find out more at www.explorefairbanks.com.

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