North South Foundation walk-a-thon raises $12000

NSF Walk participants

CHICAGO: The North South Foundation (NSF) chapter of Greater Chicago conducted its 22nd Annual Walk-A-Thon on September 16, at the Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville.
NSF volunteers and supporters gathered at the park as early as 8 a.m. to support the worthy cause. With its ample greenery, pleasant walking trails, tranquil atmosphere and beautiful lakes, the Preserve was the perfect location for the annual NSF Activity. The weather was just gorgeous.
This year’s Walk-A-Thon had a special guest, Naveen Mukkatt, who won the Championship in Junior Vocabulary and Junior Science at the 2012 NSF Finals. Many participating children enjoyed his company and learned a few tips on how to prepare for the NSF Finals.
Volunteers at the registration desk kept first-time and veteran NSF walkers informed of all the service activities being undertaken here and in India. NSF patrons were also invited to taste the delicious snacks and lunch provided by Viceroy of India, Cuisine of India, and Panera Bread. Kids and adults took turns roasting corn, providing a scrumptious snack for all.
With the dedicated contribution of those who attended, as well as hundreds others, NSF raised $12,000 to support the education of 48 children in India.
Over the last 23 years, NSF provided more than 7,800 scholarships. It provided 1,500 scholarships last year and plans to increase that number to 2,500 this year.

Suryaprasad Padala

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