October 17, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Several student groups at Bucknell University will host a "Gulu Walk" Saturday, Oct. 20.

A Gulu Walk represents the efforts of children in northern Uganda who feared being abducted by a rebel group to be used as child soldiers. Daily, these children would walk miles from their rural homes to towns where they were safe.

Resolve Uganda

Participants are asked to donate $10. Money raised will support GuluWalk which is working with Resolve Uganda to youth health initiatives, peace building, education services and general programs for the region.

According to Bucknell senior Christy Totten, president of Child Soul, 75 percent of the money raised will support children's programs in northern Uganda including AMREF Canada, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief, Liu Institute for Global Issues, and War Child Canada.

Bucknell sponsoring organizations for the Gulu Walk are Child Soul, Bucknell African Student Association, VoiceDarfur, Students for Fair Trade, the Residence Hall Association, and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.

Registration at 5 p.m.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. on the Sojka Lawn (in front of the Ken Langone Athletics and Recreation Center). The walk, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will be about a mile in length throughout the Bucknell campus.

Two Bucknell student groups – Two Past Midnight and the Voices of Praise Gospel group – will sing at registration.

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Oct. 17, 2007