Take Action - Take the Walk

Take The Walk is about giving you simple tangible ways to take action against the HIV/AIDS pandemic and poverty in Africa. A small donation, the purchase of a pair of shoes, the download of a song or simply taking a one-mile walk.

The initial launch of the Take The Walk campaign began with one mile barefoot walks staged across the US and Canada to help inspire individuals to make an impact through simple actions. Thousands of individuals participated in these walks, lead by the band HANSON in partnership with TOMS Shoes, providing thousands of shoes to impoverished children in South Africa.

Now, through TakeTheWalk.net, you can join a walk on HANSON’s The Walk Around The World Tour, a walk hosted by another individual or host a walk in your town. Every mile walked will raise funds to support one of five real causes that will make a difference, with one dollar donated by the Take The Walk campaign for each walker.  You can support: access to medical care, medical treatment, shoes, clean water and education.

Whether you choose to walk a mile or directly donate to one of these five causes, you will be making a real impact, just by taking a simple action.

Together we can realize our potential to impact the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves, creating partnership for the future and facing today’s greatest challenges, one action at a time. The real difference happens when you begin, when you decide to move from awareness to action.

Take The Walk.

Our Goals

To walk around the world - 24,902 miles.

Keep an eye on the graph to the right to see how close we are to reching the goals set for each cause, and to see how many miles have been walked to our goal of walking around the world.

Total Miles

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