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UNB takes strides for solidarity

Students at UNB are taking strides for change in healthcare.

On Oct. 23, students at UNB will walk to raise money and awareness for the community health workers currently working for Partners in Health Canada in an event called “Strides for Solidarity.”

“One of the main goals I set was to get at least $300 for the charity,” said event organizer Thomas Murphy.

Health workers travel hundreds of miles everyday in impoverished countries such as Haiti and Rwanda to provide medicine, care and support to people who are unable to get the aid any other way.

“That’s why our motto is ‘We walk because they walk.’ ”

The event is part of a movement created by Partners in Health Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to global health equity. The walk is happening across dozens of campuses all around Canada with the same goal: to raise money for healthcare workers and the equipment they need.

Perhaps just as importantly, it is to advocate for a very important, yet lesser-known group of individuals who dedicate their lives to giving people in impoverished countries advanced healthcare.

Starting at the Student Union Building, the walk will comrpise two kilometres around the campus, concluding with hot chocolate and snacks. There will also be prize draws, including one for a new tablet.

Any student can participate by purchasing tickets on Eventbrite.ca, emailing the organizers or simply showing up the day of the event and donating money.

You can email the organizers at unb.pihc@gmail.com.

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