NCCJ to host walk-a-thon to raise awareness of bias and bigotry

The Greater New York Regional Office of The National Conference for Community and Justice will hold its fourth annual “Walk As One” walk-a-thon on Oct. 24.

NCCJ’s Walk As One walk-a-thon is the only walk of its kind to raise awareness about bias and bigotry and to promote cross-cultural unity. Registration and warm up for the walk is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at Lower Manhattan Foley Square/Thomas Paine Park.

Walkers exercise their principles in this four-mile walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. All funds raised by the Walk program sustain NCCJ’s local youth leadership programs to eliminate hate in the hallways of New York City schools.

They provide students with the skills they need to break down stereotypes, confront discrimination and act as leaders in their own schools and communities.

National sponsors FED EX, MetLife, and Darden Restaurants join local sponsors Macy’s Key Food. Loews Corp., Estee Lauder, and to encourage New Yorkers to unite and take a stand to fight bias, bigotry “one step at a time.”

For more information about the Walk As One, contact Andrea Caserta at 212-545-1300 or visit www.gnywalkasone.kintera.org