VT Seva Detroit Youth Board successfully completed the hybrid walkathon on July 24, 2022, to support Angels of Hope - A Family Cancer Foundation supporting Michigan families impacted by Cancer.
Second annual hybrid walkathon was conducted for 𝟒𝟑 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟏𝟏, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 𝐭𝐨 𝐉𝐮𝐥 𝟐𝟒, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐.
𝟏𝟓1 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬, Total raised $3500, and 𝟑𝟏 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝟖𝟐𝟎𝟎 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬.
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, money becomes another issue on top of everything else. Angels of Hope provides financial assistance to Michigan families in need due to cancer so families can focus on supporting their loved ones.
Thanks to 𝐔𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐦 𝐣𝐢 for website creation and providing support anytime with website maintenance and updates. In Detroit.vtwalk.org participants entered their miles daily and stayed active with healthy competition.
Mother Nature forced us to change our plans in last minute with a heavy downpour. We ended up having our in person finale walkathon inside a mall. Thanks to Laurel Park place for accommodating us in the last minute.
This walkathon wouldn’t be possible without our youth team leads, sponsors and donors.
Our wonderful youth team leads are: Aahana Jain, Adhip Pisipati, Akshay Kumar, Akshith Ashwanth, Alok Tonapi, Amogh Pisipati, Anuraag Balaji, Anvika Perumalla, Arya Cheemalamarri, Eesha Chigullapally, Hajanthan Muhinthan, Harish Jaisankar,
Kaavya Naga Sri Karnati, Kushal Durga, Mohammad Hassan Mohamed Ali khan, Mohammad Hussain Mohamed Ali khan, Nikita Talwar, Oviya Jaisankar, Rishi Chowdhury, Saisha Srivatsan, Shivani Nimmagadda, Shruthika Anandakumar, Srihari Ananthalwan, Srihari Hebbar, Srivatsa Thirunagari, Supraja V Pattangi, Teja Cheemalamarri, Udhayaa Arul, Varshan Muhinthan, Veena Karthik & Yana Pancal
Thanks to the parents (𝐕𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐚 𝐣𝐢, 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐚 𝐣𝐢, 𝐀𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐢 𝐣𝐢, 𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐣𝐢 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐢 𝐣𝐢) for decorations, sponsoring Fruits, Snack bars, Water Bottles for all the participants in the in-person event.
Thanks to Architha ji & Venkat ji for printing certificates.
Thanks to 𝐉𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐚𝐫 𝐣𝐢 for the instant camera pictures and photo prop frame
Thanks to all of our wonderful donors (𝐒𝐮𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐫 𝐣𝐢, 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐤𝐚𝐫 𝐣𝐢, 𝐋𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐚 𝐣𝐢, 𝐀𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐢 𝐣𝐢, 𝐊𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐣𝐢 & 𝐕𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐚 𝐣𝐢) who contributed towards this wonderful cause and supported the youth initiative.
Together we raised $3500 to support Angels of Hope - A Family Cancer Foundation.
Thanks to 𝐀𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐖𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐫 who represented Angels of Hope for sharing how Angels of Hope supported her in her time of need and for appreciating the youth volunteers who made this event possible.
Thanks to 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐣𝐢 for giving a motivational speech to encourage everyone to keep walking and stay healthy.
Team Leads shared their experience of participating in Walkathon
Overall, it was a great experience coming together, walking virtually, raising money, helping families in need, and finishing it with a grand finale in-person walkathon.
Blog written by Priya Jaisankar
Blog published by Nandini Cheemalamarri