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Earl ‘Ole George’ to warm up in Barbados for ‘Million Dollar’ walk

Earl ‘Ole George’ to warm up in Barbados for ‘Million Dollar’ walk

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Vincentian walking legend Earl ‘Ole George’ Daniel and his walking partner are getting ready for the Barbados leg of their multi million dollar walk. It’s the third round of a Million Dollar Walk that’s being spearheaded by the Rotary Club of St. Vincent South, in partnership with the Virginia-based International Hospital for Children (IHC).{{more}} The first leg of the walk came off in Grenada in mid-March, with the second in St. Lucia, in April. The Grenadine Island of Bequia also hosted a successful walk in April. The initiative is geared to raise funds to procure equipment and to construct a Caribbean Hospital for Children, to be located in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).

The main fundraising activity is a series of sponsored walks by local legend Earl ‘Ole George’ Daniel and his walking partner Joel Butcher to take place at various locations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and in three Caribbean territories, with the major walk in North America from New York to Toronto. The North America walk will require the two to walk for approximately eight (8) days without sleep. Rotary Club and its partners are also facilitating the entering of this record on the Guinness Book of World Records.

The Barbados walk takes off tomorrow Saturday, June 7th, at 5. 00 AM. The walk from Oistins, passing through a number of villages, will end at the Sheraton Center. Organizers have invited Barbadians, particularly children, and walking enthusiasts to join them along the route. It’s expected that corporate Barbados, as well as other civic minded Barbadians, will lend their support, financial and otherwise, to this important initiative which has been dubbed-’Walking for life-Let the children live.’

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